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Going global with epilepsy training

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Mandy Ryan

Going global with epilepsy training

We recently took our external training onto the international stage for the first time, delivering an online course for a group of nurses based at a hospital in Hong Kong.

Thirteen nurses who specialise in caring for people with learning disabilities tuned in for the training in epilepsy awareness, seizure management and emergency medication on 2 November. They approached the Epilepsy Society as they see us as globally renowned for our advocacy, research and care.

Two nurses with their certificates

One of the course highlights for the trainees was learning the procedure to administer the emergency rescue medication buccal midazolam, as they don’t usually use this method in the hospital where they work. They also found a section that uses video clips to build understanding of the different types of seizures very helpful to their day-to-day practice.

The nurses fed back that they found the course well-structured and comprehensive, and a great way to bring their skills and knowledge up to date. Following the training they are planning to review some areas of practice and bring in new procedures for the use of emergency medication in the hospital.

A nurse with her certificate

Delivering our training internationally is a world first for us, and we’re really pleased that the group found it useful.  You can find further information on our courses covering epilepsy awareness, seizure management and emergency medication on our external training page.


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