Introduction to what is epilepsy, its symptoms and how to manage it.
In this course, the learner will be introduced to why epilepsy happens; the process of diagnosing epilepsy; various types of seizures, including symptoms; treatment and management of epilepsy; and the need to provide an accurate description of observed seizures.
Chapter 1: What is Epilepsy?
This chapter provides an outline of the course and goes on to describe what epilepsy is, why epilepsy happens and causes of epilepsy.
Chapter 2: Process of diagnosing
This section explores the challenging process of diagnosing epilepsy.
Chapter 3: Types, symptoms and triggers
In this section, we explore the types, symptoms and triggers of seizures.
Chapter 4: Treatment and recording seizures
This section outlines the treatment that, whilst not able to cure epilepsy, is used to try and control seizures and improve quality of life. It then goes on to explain how crucial it is to accurately record what happens during and after a seizure, to give health professionals the best opportunity to make a valid diagnosis and treatment plan.
Chapter 5: What to do when witnessing a seizure
This section looks at what to do if you witness someone having an epileptic seizure.
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