Epilepsy Overview and Care

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Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes an individual to experience recurrent seizures. It is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting about 0.6% of Australians.

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While epilepsy can often be managed, seizures have the potential to result in serious harm. Therefore, understanding epilepsy and knowing how to keep a client safe in the event of a seizure is essential.


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Jialin Tang
16 Mar 2023
Registered Nurse
great structure and information
Robyn Fordham
26 Sep 2021
Try to make sure the surrounding areas are as safe for client as possible and try and put them on there side
Helen Sadler
13 Oct 2020
Excellent quick catch up
Karen Elliott
21 Nov 2020
What a great resorse and knowledge Ive gained with this topic .I now know the triggers and management which will increase my confidence on this subject.
Gloria Costa
18 Oct 2020
Very good information
natalie prince
10 Jan 2023
Enrolled Nurse
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Wahidah Potter
14 Sep 2021
Would love to read more on the different types of medications used for treatment. Overall, good crash course on Epilepsy.
Allison Chafer
13 Jul 2022
Registered Nurse
A really good read this topic has given me an update on new evidence based knowledge.
cathleen Farewell
01 Oct 2020
this written information was very well set out and easy to understand
Tanya mortel
01 Oct 2020
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