This non-accredited seizure course provides the skills and knowledge to an individual who works with people who have seizures. This support role does not typically require specialist skills, provided the support worker has an understanding about the procedures to follow.
Where a support worker administers epilepsy medication such as Midazolam, they also need training in medication specific emergency management procedures.
High-intensity support is relevant for people who also require emergency post-seizure medication (PRN). Correct administration of this medication is critical and is considered a high-intensity support activity that requires intensive training. The support worker also needs basic first aid skills and knowledge required to provide CPR and place a person in a recovery position.
The course applies to individuals working in various care and support roles in the community and health services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self-administer medication and completing medication documentation.
The Disability sector considers refresher training every 3 years as best practice; however, it is not legislated. Refresher training would generally consist of a shorter course covering recent changes in medication policy, procedure and best practice and may include a review of competency.
The Enteral Feeding and Management course provides the skills and knowledge to an individual who is supporting a person who is reliant on Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding and can be part of a general support worker role.
The course applies to individuals working in various care and support roles in the community and health services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people with stomas.