TableĀ 2

Topics covered by existing version of a seizure first aid training course

1.What is epilepsy? Myths and truths about epilepsy are discussed, and a simple explanation is provided of what happens in the brain to produce seizures
2.Different causes of epilepsy and seizure triggers
3.Diagnosis: important diagnostic tools are discussed
4.Detailed discussion of seizure types, their effects, and how to manage each of them, including when to call an ambulance and demonstration of the recovery position. This includes video clips showing different types of seizures, with PWE and health professionals discussing them
5.Status epilepticus
6.Treatments: medication and side effects
7.Risk management and support needs
8.Sources of further information: addresses of organisations offering assistance and information