Epilepsy Awareness and Emergency Medication

Course Aim:

A half day awareness course designed to introduce/update all staff to the subject of Epilepsy and the understanding of Seizures including how and when to administer emergency medication.

Course Duration:

3 Hours

Who Should Attend:

All staff within the position of assisting any Vulnerable Adult and any member of staff that is assisting or working with any individual’s with diagnosed Epilepsy.

Contents of Course:

  • Have an understanding of epilepsy its causes and the treatments available
  • Have an understanding of the different types of seizure
  • Have an understanding of the effects of epilepsy on individuals and their families
  • Be able to implement care plans, assess risk to provide a safe environment for people with epilepsy
  • Know First Aid actions to take
  • Recognise an emergency situation and act appropriately
  • Understand the importance of record keeping in relation to epilepsy
  • Have an understanding of the administration of rectal diazepam and buccal midazolam in accordance with the JEC (2005&2005) guidelines

Course Modules

At the end of our course all candidates will have covered and understood the following modules:

    • What is Epilepsy
    • Anatomy of the Brain
    • Causes of Epilepsy
    • Diagnosis
    • Types of Seizure
    • Seizure Thresholds
    • Signs of Seizures
    • What may trigger a Seizure
    • Treatment for Epilepsy
    • First Aid for Seizures
    • When to call an Ambulance
    • Emergency Medications;
      • Rectal Diazepam
      • Buccal Midazolam
    • Contraindications
    • How to support someone having a Seizure
    • Risk and Safety
    • Recording Seizures
    • Understand the dignity challenges and how to incorporate them in practice

Reference Agencies and Documents:

The Joint Epilepsy Council of the U.K and Ireland

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Epilepsy Society

British National Formulary (BNF)**

**The BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.

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