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Epilepsy

Would you know what to do if someone had a seizure? Our awareness courses cover everything from recognising a seizure, to correct handling procedures. We also train in delivery of emergency medications (midazolam, diazepam & paraldehyde).

Supporting Seizures

We can provide these courses privately for your group, at your venue or ours. For smaller individual bookings, join us on one of our open courses. These run every month, online or face to face in Edinburgh city center.

Epilepsy Awareness

From £299

for 12 pp

Duration: 3 hours

Delivered online, or at your venue

Certificate valid for 2 years

Designed for:

People supporting a person with epilepsy or interested in learning more about the condition. 

 

Content:

  • What is epilepsy

  • What causes epilepsy

  • How do we make a diagnosis including differential diagnosis

  • Types of seizures

  • Treatment options

  • First Aid

  • Status Epilepticus

  • Care planning and recording mechanisms

  • Risk Assessment

  • SUDEP

  • Interactive case discussions

  • Sources of support and information

  • Stigma

  • Psychological/psychiatric co-morbidities

  • Psychosocial issues

  • Cultural awareness

This course is assessed and content reflects the Epilepsy Specialist Nurses Association (ESNA) June 2019 Guidelines. Our expert trainers also meet the ESNA guidelines on trainer qualifications and experience. 

Epilepsy Awareness & Administration of Buccal (Oromucosal) Midazolam
(for the treatment of prolonged and / or clusters seizures)

From £599

for 12 pp

Duration: 6 hours

Delivered online, or at your venue

Certificate valid for 2 years

Designed for:

People supporting a person with epilepsy who has been prescribed buccal midazolam for use in the event of a seizure-related emergency at home or in the community.

 

Content:

  • This course will cover all the content listed in the Epilepsy Awareness course above

  • What is midazolam, including different preparations / concentrations

  • Indications for the use of midazolam

  • Appropriate doses

  • Benefits of using buccal midazolam

  • Recognising signs of respiratory depression

  • Possible difficulties in administration (e.g. excessive salivation, injury to mouth)

  • Potential side effects

  • Actions if buccal midazolam is ineffective

  • Identifying and using individual's buccal midazolam care plan

  • Secure storage and safe disposal

  • Duty of care / responsibility and accountability

  • Practical demonstration using visual aids

  • Opportunity to work through the correct procedure and demonstrate correct measurements

  • When to seek medical help

  • Awareness of the potential for misuse

  • Awareness of relevant local policies

  • Interactive case discussions

This course is assessed and content reflects the Epilepsy Specialist Nurses Association (ESNA) June 2019 Guidelines. Our expert trainers also meet the ESNA guidelines on trainer qualifications and experience. The guidelines can be viewed by clicking here. 

Refresher: Epilepsy Awareness & Administration of Buccal (Oromucosal) Midazolam
(for the treatment of prolonged and / or clusters seizures)

From £299

for 12 pp

Duration: 3 hours

Delivered online, or at your venue

Certificate valid for 2 years

Designed for:

People supporting a person with epilepsy who has been prescribed buccal midazolam for use in the event of a seizure-related emergency at home or in the community. Attendees must already hold a valid certificate in the administration of midazolam and we recommend getting in touch to discuss acceptable criteria if your previous training was delivered by another provider. 

 

Content:

  • This course will cover all the content listed in the Epilepsy Awareness & Administration of Buccal Midazolam course, listed above, but in a more concise manner. 

  • Quick overview of the latest developments in the field of epilepsy

  • A more in depth look at the ILAE seizure classification system

  • Attendees will receive any relevant new resources from the main midazolam manufacturers

This course is assessed and content reflects the Epilepsy Specialist Nurses Association (ESNA) June 2019 Guidelines. Our expert trainers also meet the ESNA guidelines on trainer qualifications and experience. The guidelines can be viewed by clicking here. 

Administration of Rectal Diazepam / Paraldehyde

From £199

for 12 pp

Duration: 1.5 hours

Delivered online, or at your venue

Certificate valid for 2 years

Designed for:

People supporting a person with epilepsy or who has been prescribed rectal diazepam or paraldehyde to treat emergency seizures in the community.

This course can be added on to the full day Epilepsy Awareness & Administration of Buccal (Oromucosal) Midazolam course for a reduced fee. If accessing this course as a stand alone module, it may be necessary to demonstrate alternative certification in epilepsy awareness in order to successfully complete the assessment. Please contact us for a quote.  

Content:

  • What is rectal diazepam / paraldehyde, demonstration of applicators

  • Indications for the use of rectal diazepam / paraldehyde

  • Side effects

  • Demonstration of the correct procedure for delivering diazepam / paraldehyde

  • Opportunity to work through the process on a mannequin

  • How to read an emergency medication protocol

  • Recording procedures 

  • Contra-indicators

  • Pre-med checks

  • How to promote good hygiene and dignity

  • When to seek medical help

  • Awareness of local policies and procedures

  • Interactive case discussions

This course is assessed and content is based on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. 

Meet The Team

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Nicola
Training Manager 

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Zoe
Mental Health Trainer 

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Michael
Wellbeing Trainer

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Sarah
First Aid Trainer 

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Steve
Education Trainer 

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