Epilepsy and Seizures Advanced

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Hours: 5   Approvals: ARF, RCFE, GH, STRTP

Following each lesson, there is a quiz.  You must achieve a score of 70% to move on to the next lesson. The use of quizzes satisfies the CCL regulation that online courses be interactive.

Course Summary and Objectives

Epilepsy is a group of related disorders in the brain’s electrical systems that are characterized by a tendency to cause recurrent seizures. Seizures cause changes in movement, behavior, sensation, or awareness, including loss of consciousness or convulsions, which last from a few seconds to a few minutes in most individuals. Seizures may occur in children and adults.

On completion of the course the student will be able to:
Know and describe the disorder and causes  of epilepsy
Know and describe different types of seizures.
Know how epilepsy affects different populations.
Become familiar with the different types of treatment used to treat seizures.
Understand how to respond to an individual who is experiencing a seizure.