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An introduction to understanding and managing epilepsy is a Course

An introduction to understanding and managing epilepsy

Mar 24 - Mar 25, 2020

$420 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 9.30 am to 12:00 pm

Audience 

This learning event is right for you if you are a school nurse wanting to update your knowledge and skills in relation to the management of epilepsy

Description                                       

The session will cover: 

  • an introduction to epilepsy, types and impact
  • what makes a successful Epilepsy Management Plan
  • the administration of Emergency Epilepsy Medication ( theory)
  • resources available to support schools
  • a recommended Epilepsy and Seizure policy
  • The Epilepsy Smart Schools program.

Epilepsy is more than seizures, and first aid training is not enough. Everyday epilepsy impacts, learning and concentration. Staff in schools need to understand epilepsy and how it impacts on learning.

Key takeaways                

  • knowledge about what makes a successful Epilepsy Management Plan
  • an understanding of the administration of emergency epilepsy medication
  • knowledge of resources available to support schools
  • an understanding of what should be in an Epilepsy and Seizure policy
  • an appreciation of the Epilepsy Smart Schools program.

Presenter information

Margaret Jarvis

Margaret brings over 35 years’ experience as a nurse to her role as a Nurse Educator. Having worked as a nurse within the disability, aged and acute care environments and 19 years in a secondary school setting, Margaret has supported a broad range of clients living with seizures and epilepsy across her career. She has also been a first aid trainer and conducted numerous training sessions for both school staff and the general public. Margaret has been an educator at the Epilepsy Foundation for 3 years. She engages in regular epilepsy specific professional development including the annual 3 day Epilepsy Society of Australia Scientific Meeting.