Helping you to help others
Doctors, nurses, diagnosing specialists and healthcare providers need access to accurate and current information relating to all aspects of epilepsy. Tasmania’s leading authority on epilepsy, Epilepsy Tasmania, is your support partner.
For healthcare providers, we help deliver best practice epilepsy-care through:
- Education and training in the practical applications of epilepsy management.
- Backup support and facilitation.
- The latest epilepsy information and resources.
- Communication pathways between health professionals and their epilepsy patients.
- Documents that answer common questions from epilepsy patients.
- Networking and referral opportunities.
- Clinic and hospital visits that provide support and advice in partnership with health professionals.
- Supportive networks and social groups for epilepsy patients.
- Up-to-date information on the NDIS and how it will affect epilepsy patients.
- Epilepsy research updates.
For your epilepsy patients, we provide:
- Individual emotional support as they come to terms with epilepsy.
- Advise on managing their condition and living well.
- Documents to help them better express their well-being needs to healthcare providers.
- Epilepsy Management Plans and Emergency Medication Plans.
- Seizure first-aid and emergency medication training for family and carers.
- Resources covering all aspects of epilepsy.
- Advocacy within their workplace and school.
- Training for their workplace (Epilepsy Friendly Workplace) and school (Smart Schools).
- Support networks and social opportunities.
Epilepsy Tasmania’s training helps people understand epilepsy and seizure first aid.
Our interactive, practical training helps workplaces and community groups understand the condition of epilepsy and the first aid required during a seizure. Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have in-depth knowledge of epilepsy and travel statewide to organisations of all sizes and across all sectors:
- tertiary institutions and schools
- medical and allied health professionals
- government departments
- aged care facilities
- childcare and support workers
- emergency services
- disability service providers
- community groups
Why epilepsy training is important.
20,000 Tasmanians will develop epilepsy with a further 80,000 family members, carers, friends and colleagues affected – that’s one-fifth of Tasmania’s population!
51% of Tasmanians with epilepsy have experienced discrimination in the last 12 months – mostly within their workplace or educational institutions.
An increasing number of older people are developing epilepsy, yet they can be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed because epilepsy symptoms are harder to differentiate from other causes as we age.
People with epilepsy have an increased risk of social isolation due partly to fear of experiencing a seizure in public.
Why you should choose Epilepsy Tasmania to deliver your training.
Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have in-depth knowledge of epilepsy and backgrounds in nursing, social work, direct care and education.
Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have experience working with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.
Epilepsy Tasmania backs up its training with a free telephone advice line and our world-first telephone-based peer support service Epilepsy Connect.