Course in Epilepsy Management (10686NAT) – 1



This course in Epilepsy Management includes the core unit ‘Support individuals with epilepsy’ as well as the two elective units ‘respond to seizures in adults with intellectual disabilities’ and ‘administer emergency medications for seizures’. It is targeted at health and community support workers, childcare and schools and the aged care sector. It is relevant for anyone who supports an individual living with intellectual disability and epilepsy and requires the administration of emergency medication for the management of seizures.

Support Individuals with Epilepsy:

The unit covers the ability to understand, recognise and manage seizures. Topics covered 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 and seizure first aid. It also promotes an awareness of the impact of epilepsy on a person’s life physically, socially and emotionally.

Administer Emergency Medications for Seizures:

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to administer relevant medication to an individual experiencing an intractable seizure that requires emergency medication. The unit covers seizure emergencies and emergency medications; administering emergency medication and contingency management.

Respond to seizures in adults with intellectual disabilities

The course covers the ability to understand, recognise and appropriately manage situations in which seizure activity may be present in people with an intellectual disability.  It also includes the application of a person-centred approach to manage the impact on the individual experiencing seizure activity and others who may be present at the time of a seizure.

  • Support individuals with epilepsy (CEMSIE001)
  • Administer emergency medications for seizures (CEMAEM002)
  • Respond to seizures in adults with intellectual disabilities (CEMSID001)

Your course access will expire 6 months after purchase.