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Course In Epilepsy Management (10686 NAT)



The Course in Epilepsy Management is a Red Cross accredited course that consists of two units of competence – CEMSIE001 Support Individuals with Epilepsy, and CEMAEM002 Administer Emergency Medications for Seizures.

Topics covered in the course include the anatomy of the brain; seizure types and epilepsy; diagnosing and treating epilepsy; the impact epilepsy has on the person; safety measures for seizures and lifestyle; seizure first aid; seizure emergencies and emergency medications; administering emergency medication and contingency management. There are assessment tasks throughout the two units, as well as practical assessments required to complete the course and assess competency.

Entry requirements

The course requires candidates to have completed the following related units:

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation OR

HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support OR

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

These units are required because knowledge of and the ability to administer CPR and place a person in the recovery position, are necessary to safely administer emergency medications for seizures.

Students must provide evidence of completion in at least one of the three units listed above otherwise they will not be eligible for enrolment in 10686NAT Course in Epilepsy Management and no Statement of Attainment will be provided.

Partnership Statement

This course is delivered in partnership with Red Cross Training Services, who is certified by Epilepsy Action Australia as an authorised provider of this course.

Graduates of this course will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment issued by Red Cross Training Services (RTOID: 3605).

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