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Epilepsy: Understanding the Condition

December 7, 2018 |

Topic: Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological condition and can affect a person of any age. The signs and symptoms of the disorder vary depending on the area of the brain affected, and the severity can differ from individual to individual. For some, it is managed well and the person can carry on with their normal life, but for others, it can have a debilitating effect, impacting many aspects of their life.

Epilepsy: Understanding the Condition is a developing course on the Altura Learning Pathway so it is appropriate for care workers and nurses.

In this course we explore the disorder and the types of seizures a person might experience as well how to manage a seizure and support a person who is living with the disorder.

Some useful tips:

  • Epilepsy is the fourth most common type of neurological disorder.
  • Approximately 50 million people in the world live with epilepsy which is roughly 0.4 – 1% of people. However this proportion is much higher in low or middle income countries (African or South American countries predominantly *1)
  • Approximately 50 million people in the world live with epilepsy which is roughly 0.4 – 1% of people. However this proportion is much higher in low or middle income countries (African or South American countries predominantly *2)

*1. http://www.iscb2017.info/uploadedFiles/ISCB2017.y23bw/fileManager/CFDC%20World%20Bank%20List.pdf
*2. http://www.iscb2017.info/uploadedFiles/ISCB2017.y23bw/fileManager/CFDC%20World%20Bank%20List.pdf

Target Audience: Care Staff, Enrolled Nurses, Registered Nurses, Care and Clinical Managers.

Course name: Epilepsy: Understanding the Condition
Course Code: R-181205-AU/NZ/UK/IE
Country: All countries
ResHC: Residential care only

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