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25/08/22 – Epilepsy awareness, seizure management & emergency medication (EA/SM/EM) – (6 hours) 9.30am – 4.30pm

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Epilepsy awareness, seizure management and emergency medication

25th August, 9.30am – 4.30pm

6-hour online course (via Zoom) providing delegates with an understanding of epilepsy, how to manage different types of seizures and administer emergency medication.

The course includes:

  • an introduction to epilepsy
  • causes and diagnosis
  • types of seizures (including management and first aid)
  • status epilepticus
  • treatments – medication and side effects
  • risk management and support needs
  • an introduction to emergency medications for epilepsy
  • when it should be used
  • how it is administered
  • individual care plans
  • benefits of use
  • side effects
  • practical demonstration
  • risk assessments
  • storage and disposal
  • duty of care

Objectives

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • give examples of how epilepsy can affect a person physically, socially and psychologically
  • briefly describe how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated
  • list the actions to take to support someone during a seizure
  • describe the procedure to administer emergency medication
  • identify safe management of emergency medication, including storage and disposal
  • explain actions to take if problems occur during administration
  • identify key aspects of any policies, procedures and responsibilities relating to the medication

Please refer to the terms and conditions of booking.

 

Find out more

Please call 01494 601 400 or email ES.Training@epilepsysociety.org.uk

 

Training courses on epilepsy

Our courses are available to a wide range of people looking to develop their understanding of epilepsy for professional or personal reasons. Delegates include carers, school escorts, post-graduate students as well as commercial organisations, GP surgeries and drug company representatives.