About this course

Our most comprehensive epilepsy training course which covers Epilepsy Awareness, as well as the administration of Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam. 

During this 5 hour course, delegates gain a thorough understanding of epilepsy and best practice for management, as well as the administration of rescue medications, Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam.

Course content

Throughout the duration of this course, delegates will cover:

  • What is epilepsy and how common is it
  • What are seizures
  • What are the causes/triggers
  • Types of epilepsy and seizure classification (including video clips)
  • Recognising a seizure
  • Recording seizures
  • First aid
  • Status epilepticus
  • Series/clusters of seizures
  • Non Epileptic seizures
  • Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy
  • How epilepsy can affect lifestyle, self esteem and independence
  • Driving regulations
  • Medication and individualised support plans
  • Risk Assessment
  • What is Midazolam?
  • Uses for epilepsy and other conditions
  • Indications for use in epilepsy and the benefits of using Midazolam
  • Appropriate dose instructions
  • Practical demonstration and video demonstration
  • Possible difficulties, overdose identification and emergency action plans
  • What to do if Midazolam proves ineffective
  • Risk assessment best practice
  • Individual Support Plans
  • Organisational Protocols and local policies
  • Duty of Care issues
  • Legal responsibilities
  • What is diazepam?
  • Uses for epilepsy and indications for use
  • Appropriate dose instructions
  • Practical demonstration using an anatomical model & video
  • Possible difficulties or barriers to administration
  • Potential side effects
  • Effects of overdose and approved action to take in the event of
  • Risk assessment best practice
  • Support plans
  • Storage and disposal instructions
  • Duty of care and legal responsibilities
  • Privacy and dignity

Learning outcomes

  • Delegates will gain a better understanding in the management and recording of different types of seizures
  • Delegates will have a greater understanding of risk assessment.
  • Delegates will be able to recognise the emergency situation and act effectively
  • Training facilitates best practice ESNA guidelines (Epilepsy Nurses Association) and ensures that all will have the practical skills and knowledge to provide a safe, effective environment for people with epilepsy.
  • Understand the theory and practice of administering rectal diazepam
  • Carry out a simulated procedure under through the guidance from an experienced and qualified trainer
  • Follow and act according to the individual support plan and guidelines to administer emergency medication safely and appropriately.
  • Gain an understanding of the theory and practical applications of administering buccal midazolam
  • Learn to administer buccal midazolam safely according to best practice and in accordance with the individual’s support plan
  • Receive a certificate of attendance, which will be valid for one year

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