Training for Direct Care Workers
We know that health and direct care professionals play a pivotal part in supporting the individual living with epilepsy, whether a school or community health nurse, allied health worker, disability or aged care worker your role is to provide appropriate person centred support which enables the individual to achieve their potential. Our education and training programs will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required to provide appropriate supports and to better understand the impact of living with epilepsy as it relates to your role.
Training for Direct Care Professionals
As a direct care professional we know that you value person centred support. Whether you work in an Aged Care, Disability, Youth or Allied Health environment there is a high probability that you will have a client living with epilepsy. Our introductory and advanced training programs will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to support your clients living with epilepsy.
Where the individual living with epilepsy has been prescribed emergency medication you will also require training in the administration of emergency medication.
An introduction to understanding and managing epilepsy
This one hour workshop will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge required to support an individual living with epilepsy. This training is recommended if you are new to direct care work.
Pre- employment training can also be provided, please contact us for further information.
Understanding and managing epilepsy
This two hour workshop will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to fully support an individual living with epilepsy. This training will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of seizures, diagnosis, control and management of seizures and epilepsy and is recommended for all direct care workers.
Epilepsy: Administration of emergency medication
This one hour training program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you require to administer emergency medication for the treatment of seizures in the community. It is important that you have received training in emergency response for seizures and general epilepsy awareness training prior to training in administration of emergency medication; you therefore need to complete one of our Understanding Epilepsy programs as a pre-requisite for this training.