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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’ programme 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

Epilepsy awareness

  • 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

Emergency medication

  • What are emergency medications for epilepsy?
  • Use for epilepsy and other conditions
  • Indications for use
  • Routes of delivery
  • Benefits
  • Practical demonstration / DVD
  • Possible difficulties
  • Consequence of too much medication
  • Action if ineffective
  • Risk assessments
  • Individual care plan
  • Storage and disposal
  • Duty of care
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Local policies
  • Privacy and dignity

Course details

Dates: This course runs at least once a month at Epilepsy Society, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire.

At Epilepsy Society - Kent House - Buckinghamshire​​​​​​

  • Monday 18th December - Fully booked
  • Monday 15th January 2018
  • Monday 19th February 2018
  • Tuesday 27th March 2018

Book a place

To book a place, please complete the online booking form or contact us online or call 01494 601 438.

Please refer to the terms and conditions of booking.

We can also deliver this course at your own venue.