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epilepsy awareness and emergency medication

1-day course giving 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.

About the course

Session 1 - Epilepsy awareness and seizure management 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

Session 2 - Emergency medication includes:

  • 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

Course details

We can deliver this course at your organisation's venue. This course also runs at least once a month at Epilepsy Society, Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter SL9 0RJ. 

Dates available at Epilepsy Society:

  • Thursday 15 November 2018 - Fully booked
  • Thursday 22 November 2018
  • Thursday 13 December 2018

Book your place

Please call 01494 601 438 or email

Please refer to the terms and conditions of booking.