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Epilepsy awareness, seizure management and emergency medication - course outline

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Epilepsy awareness, seizure management and emergency medication - course outline

6-hour course providing delegates an understanding of epilepsy and how to administer emergency medication.

This course begins with the ‘epilepsy awareness and seizure management' session and continues with the theoretical and practical administration of emergency medications (buccal midazolam and/or rectal diazepam). It is designed to enable a greater understanding of risk assessment and associated health and safety issues. 

The trainer demonstrates the practical procedures and delegates will have an opportunity to practice these skills in a simulated environment.

Course includes:

  • an introduction to epilepsy
  • causes and diagnosis
  • types of seizures (including first aid for seizures)
  • status epilepticus, SUDEP and minimising risk
  • treatments – medication and side effects
  • psychosocial issues
  • 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


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

All delegates receive a certificate of attendance. We recommend that this training takes place every two years.

Please refer to the terms and conditions of booking.


Find out more

Please call 01494 601 438

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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. 


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