Epilepsy and Seizures

Epilepsy and Seizures 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with seizure disorders and how they affect people living in the community living environment. The anatomy and function of the nervous system is discussed. This course engages the learner in discovering different types of seizures including those that are not related to epilepsy. Information is provided about signs and symptoms, triggers and care interventions that can be provided to a person with seizures. Diagnostic tests, treatments, and when a seizure is life threatening is discussed.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-EPSZ

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0145-32661.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Group Homes

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0145-32560

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0145-32602

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type -

Oregon Department of Human Services (AFH)

1.0 HOURS


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2034226

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-EPSZ
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Define what an epileptic seizure is.
Discuss the difference between epilepsy and PNES.
Identify specific structures of the nervous system.
List the stages of generalize onset seizures.
Identify the two types of epileptic seizures.
Discuss how seizures are different in the elderly.
Choose diagnostic tests and treatments specific to seizure disorders.
Formulate safety strategies to implement that meet individual needs of people with seizure disorders.
Discern between epilepsy myths and facts.

Outline:
I. Introduction II. Overview: A. Occurrence rates B. People affected 1. Impact across the lifespan C. Definition of a seizure III. Anatomy of the nervous system A. Brain 1. Function B. Spinal cord 1. function C. Nerves 1. function D. Neurons 1. function IV. Seizure Activity A. Pathway of a seizure B. Thresholds C. Types of seizures 1. Generalized onset a) Myoclonic b) Clonic c) Tonic-clonic d) Absence 2. Focal onset seizures a) Focal onset aware b) Focal onset impaired awareness c) Partial D. Stages of a generalized onset seizure 1. Prodromal 2. Aura 3. Ictal 4. Postictal E. Seizure triggers F. Seizure causes G. Diagnosis 1. Lab test 2. Electroencephalogram 3. Radiographic tests H. Diagnosis I. Treatment 1. Medications 2. Surgery 3. Vagus Nerve stimulators 4. Dietary changes 5. Treatment failure a) Illnesses that mimic epilepsy 6. Learning engagement: (Multiple choice & True/False questions) V. Interventions at the time of the seizure 1. Supportive care 2. When to call 911 3. Aftercare B. Preventing injury-special care considerations VI. Myths and misconceptions A. Learning engagement: (Identify myth or fact) VII. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizure disorder A. Symptoms B. Compared to epilepsy C. Treatment D. Seizure care E. Care strategies F. Learning engagement: (Place seizure care steps in order) VIII. Seizures in the elderly IX. Summary and conclusion A. Final exam (post-test)

Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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