Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication Program (Parts 1&2 Theory & Practical)

Associated Courses

  • Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication (Part 1)
  • Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication (Part 2)

The Administration of Emergency Medication program will provide participants with the person specific skills and knowledge they require to administer emergency medication for the treatment of seizures in the community. Participants will learn how to administer emergency medication in accordance with an individuals Emergency Medication Management Plan.

Refer Program Description below, pre-requisite training requirements apply.

Please contact us to register your interest in this face-to-face training program and obtain a quote for onsite delivery in your workplace.

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Description

This 90 minute face to face program will provide participants with the person specific skills and knowledge they require to administer emergency medication for the treatment of seizures in the community.

Participants must complete the following pre-requisite course prior to registering for this program:

An introduction to understanding and managing epilepsy

This training is valid for 2 years unless there is a change to the individual’s treatment plan.

 

Topics Covered:

This is person specific training that:

  • will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to administer emergency medication for the control of seizures in the individual
  • only applies to the individual for whom the training is being provided* and should not be relied on to administer Emergency Medication for any other person.

*Please note that as this program is person specific training, participants will need to complete the program more than once if they are supporting more than one person living with epilepsy.

1. Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication (Part 1 – theory)

The first part of this program covers the theoretical knowledge required to support a person living with epilepsy who has been prescribed emergency medication., participants will learn about the prescribed emergency medications, its side known effects and potential impact on the individual.

2. Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication (Part 2 – practical )

In the second part of this program participants will learn how to confidently manage the administration of emergency medication in accordance with the individual’s EMMP, participants will

  • go through the individual persons epilepsy plans and learn about the person’s specific emergency medication needs
  • be guided through the stepped process for administration of the prescribed emergency medication
  • understand the individuals seizure and post-seizure activity in accordance with the individual’s EMP
  • practice the skills and be assessed on their ability to read the individual’s plans and administer the emergency medication according to the plans.

 

Who should do this course?

Anyone with a duty of care responsibility for a person living with epilepsy that has been prescribed emergency medication for the control of seizures.

 

You and Your
Family

Health and
Direct Care

Education and
Training

Employers and
Communities

 

Time and Assessment:

Part 1 (theory) of the program will take 30 minutes to complete.

Part 2 (practical) of the program will take approximately 60 minutes* to complete and includes a Practical Assessment.

Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course self- assessment of their understanding of epilepsy and a post course evaluation and self-assessment.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided after completion of the program.

*Subject to the complexity of the individual’s plan

 

More information or offline resources:

Maximum of 10 participants per course.

Templates of the plans used in this training program can be found at http://www.epilepsysmart.org.au.

Program cost will be quoted based on complexity of plan/number of plans requiring training and delivery location.

 

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Accreditation

Currently this course holds no accreditation status.

CPD Recognition

Many industry associations require their members or affiliates to complete continuing professional development. Please check your individual industry association to confirm that this eLearning module meets the required standards.

This eLearning module is included on the Victorian Institute of Teaching Special Needs Plan PD Provider List and meets the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Standards 4.1, 1.5 and 1.6

This eLearning module has been developed within the Epilepsy Foundation quality framework which meets ISO9001:2008.

If you would like the Epilepsy Foundation to discuss industry recognition with your industry association please contact us.