We are dedicated to developing and delivering high quality epilepsy training, to enhance the skills of health and social care workers. Our innovative training courses help learners and organisations to deliver safe and efficient care, while also improving performance, legislative compliance and enhanced health outcomes.
Our clients include NHS Trusts, care homes, recruitment agencies, charities, and individual healthcare and social care workers among many others. Epilepsy Awareness Ltd has extensive experience in various health and social care settings. We are committed to delivering high quality professional training to our customers. Please use our booking form to ensure we capture your requirements
Adults with epilepsy
- Epilepsy awareness and the administration of buccal midazolam
- How to support adults with epilepsy and learning disability and the administration of buccal midazolam
- How to support adults with autism spectrum disorders and the administration of buccal midazolam
- How to develop a supportive and inclusive sports service for adults with epilepsy
- Supporting individuals with epilepsy in the workplace
- Travelling with, or escorting adults with epilepsy
Children and young people with epilepsy
- How to support children and young people with epilepsy at school
- How to support children with special needs and epilepsy
- Empowering and supporting young adults with epilepsy at university or Further Education College
- Developing a supportiveand inclusive sports service for individuals with epilepsy
- Epilepsy awareness and the administration of Buccolam©
- School escort training
What will you learn?
The standards promoted by the Care Quality Commission help ensure that people in social care get the support they need.
The CQC helps ensure that people who need your care and support enjoy safe, responsive and respectful treatment in line with their human rights. We have identified these essential elements from the CQC Guidelines that you and your staff will need to know to help you support the people with epilepsy in your care.
- Care that respects and involves individuals
The care you give should be person-centred, compassionate and empowering, so that, as far as possible, people in your care get the type and level of care that is appropriate for them. Specifically, this means giving people the opportunity to contribute to their ongoing assessment and care; it means welcoming their views on living as independently as they can, in a suitable environment. Just as importantly, it means extending an empathetic service. Your staff need an understanding of what happens to people before, during and after a seizure. They need that understanding and empathy to help them carry out their job roles more effectively. All the care standards you set should be communicated to your whole team and adhered to at every stage of the care pathway, upto and including end of life care.
- Care and welfare of every person accessing the service
Your teams should have the necessary skills and experience to support people with epilepsy in your care. Do you give them the best possible treatment and care? As well as administering day-to-day medical care in line with their assessed needs, you should show how you ensure their safety from physical forms of abuse (including breaches of their right to dignified treatment) and from psychological harm (including any form of discrimination). Ultimately your role as caregiver means giving each and every person compassionate, individual care that respects them as individuals.
- Management of medication
It is your responsibility to ensure that people’s medicines are managed, stored and disposed of correctly. This should be in line with all relevant safety guidelines, and in accord with medical practitioner’s instructions. Specifically you should have policies in place relating to the storage and use of buccal midazolam. You also need to prove that your staff have received good quality training on buccal midazolam – delivered within the last two years. You may also be required to support people to take their own medicines safely. Management of medication extends to ensuring that all staff understand their responsibility to ensure consent to care and treatment is sought in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – and that this is recorded appropriately.
- Looking after your staff
All staff should know what their job role is, and what is expected of them. For example, can they all recognise a seizure? Even a subtle seizure? And would they know what to do in the event of a seizure? It is essential that you staff should have full access to all the training they need. Ensuring your team retains the right mix of aptitudes and experience through effective training and recruitment procedures leads to better working conditions and more effective care. So making sure that there are enough staff to provide the right level of care, and that they are all equipped with the skills to do their jobs – is another important part of looking after staff effectively. You will also need to give them social support (including all the rights of employment, and a caring working environment).
- Ongoing monitoring and assessment of your service provision
The care you deliver should be of the highest possible standard. That is why you will have facilities in place so that any concerns about your service can be communicated and investigated. The ongoing monitoring and assessment of staff helps ensure the effective support of people in your care. Administering buccal midazolam is a good example: you need to be able to evidence full understanding and knowledge in administering buccal midazolam among all your staff. Remember, you are accountable for the care you provide. So that is why our training includes systems for you to use to evidence competence for each member of staff in administering buccal midazolam. And that is why our quality assurance systems will help you drive ongoing improvement.
- Maintaining adequate records
Accurate, up-to-date record keeping is an essential part of managing your care provision effectively. As well as maintaining confidential service users’ records securely, you should have systems in place to record any concerns or complaints about your organisation, with copies of the resulting investigations, where applicable.