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Epilepsy training and support at community event

Epilepsy training community event
Community members living with epilepsy, as well as their families, care providers and related professionals, are invited to attend Epilepsy Queensland's training and community connection event in Bundaberg. Photo: Contributed

Epilepsy Queensland will be hosting a training and community connection event in Bundaberg on Wednesday 20 March as part of National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Morning and afternoon sessions will take place at the Bundaberg School of Arts where participants will learn more about how epilepsy can present and what to do in the event of a seizure.

Designed for care providers and professionals, as well as people with epilepsy and their families, the event is an opportunity to build understanding of the complex condition and create supportive networks for the 1 in 10 Australians who will be impacted by seizures.

The morning session will cover everything from epilepsy management plans to seizure first-aid and how to administer emergency medication, with the aim to improve understanding of the many ways epilepsy can present, its impacts and how people can stay safe, supported and enabled to actively participate in their community.

The training is ideal for support workers, educators, health professionals and community organisations.

The afternoon session will focus on lived experience; allowing the local epilepsy community to connect, develop vital networks and understand the resources available through Epilepsy Queensland.

Registration is required for both sessions which are free for people with epilepsy, their families and unpaid carers.

Epilepsy training session: 9.30 am – 11.45 am

  • Understanding seizure presentations
  • Managing epilepsy
  • Seizure first-aid and managing emergency situations
  • Emergency medication (Midazolam)

Epilepsy training session: 12 pm – 1.30 pm

  • Hear from epilepsy educators and speakers with lived experience
  • Connect with the local epilepsy community
  • Learn more about Epilepsy Smart Australia
  • Discover the services and supports available

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