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Continuing Education (C.E.)

Seizures, Epilepsy, and the Caregiver

This class is continuing education and is worth 3.5 credits.

As a caregiver having a patient prone to seizures can be unnerving. This class will develop caregivers' understanding of seizures, how to assess and keep their clients safe during seizures, and whether to call 911 during a seizure. In addition, it will teach the caregiver about seizure threshold and help them work with their clients to prevent seizures.
  • Introduction
  • Video: How to Navigate Your Online Course
  • More on Course Navigation to Help you Complete the Class Successfully
  • Table of Contents
  • Course Objectives
  • Lesson One: Seizure and Epilepsy
  • Lesson One Objectives: Basic Understanding of Seizures
  • Introduction to Epilepsy
  • How are seizures and Epilepsy Different?
  • Video of a man having a seizure
  • Not all Seizures are Epilepsy
  • What Causes Seizures?
  • Lesson One Recap
  • Lesson One Quiz
  • Lesson Two: How to Assist a Client with a Seizure
  • Lesson Two Objectives: Steps to Helping Clients with Seizure
  • Three Steps to take During Seizures
  • The Recovery Position
  • Video on Assisting with a Major Seizure
  • Seizure can Happen Anywhere!
  • General Seizure Guidelines
  • Lesson Two Recap
  • Lesson Two Scenario
  • Lesson Two Quiz
  • Lesson Three: Action Taken for Seizures
  • Lesson Three Objectives
  • There are Many Ways Seizures Reveal Themselves
  • Video on Types of Seizures and how People Experience them
  • Stages of Seizures
  • When Should EMS be Called?
  • What Should you Tell EMS when they Arrive?
  • Can seniors have seizure even if they had not had them before?
  • Lesson Three Recap
  • Lesson Three Scenario
  • Test Lesson Three
  • Lesson Four: Seizure Threshold
  • Objective for Chapter Four: Seizure Threshold
  • Conditions that Affect the Seizure Threshold
  • What does Seizure Threshold Lowering Mean?
  • Other Seizure Threshold Lowering Activities
  • Immediate Lowering of the Seizure Threshold
  • Lesson 4 Recap
  • Chapter 4 Quiz
  • Final Test
  • Final Test
  • Section 6 Lesson Five
  • Next Steps
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever