This module covers information about epilepsy and seizures, including descriptions and videos of different seizure types, as well as seizure first aid and management strategies.
A disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.
Epilepsy Also called: seizure disorder.
Symptoms require - a medical diagnosis.
During a seizure, a person experiences abnormal behaviour, symptoms, and sensations, sometimes including loss of consciousness.
Epilepsy is usually treated by medication and in some cases by surgery, devices, or dietary changes.
Epilepsy is a disease of the brain that affects people of all ages.
A person who has epilepsy has a tendency to have spontaneous, recurrent seizures.
An estimated 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy and 80% of them live in developing countries.
Approximately 3% to 3.5% of Australians will experience epilepsy at some point in their lives.
Over 250,000 Australians are currently living with epilepsy.
#Epilepsy Action Australia - https://www.epilepsy.org.au/about-epilepsy/facts-and-statistics/
The following session has been developed in line with:
• NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 and the NSW Disability Services Standards 2016;
The program is divided up into 10 units. They include:
Unit 1 – What is the epileptic?
Unit 2 - What people experience and treatment
Unit 3 - What are the different types of epilepsy?
Unit 4 - How do you develop epilepsy?
Unit 5 - Resources
Unit 6 - Epilepsy general procedures (guidance material only)
Unit 7 - Components of an Epilepsy Management Plan (guidance material only)
Unit 8 - Safety Issues (guidance material only)
Unit 9 - all workers supporting a person with epilepsy should (guidance material only)
Unit 10 - Myths and Facts about Epilepsy