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Epilepsy and Rescue Medication

Duration: 1 day

Certificate: valid for 3 years.

Learning Objectives:

  • To have a clear understanding of epilepsy.
  • To look at causes, prevalence and types of epilepsy.
  • To understand the role of support staff in theinvestigation and management of epilepsy.
  • To have an overview of anti-epileptic medication
  • To look athealth and safety issues and epilepsy: assessing risks.
  • To consider issues of empowerment.
  • To understand how to respond to toni-cclonic seizures.
  • To understand how to administer buccal midazolam.

Course Content:

  • What is Epilepsy
  • Types of Epilepsy
  • Types of seizure
  • Possible triggers of seizures
  • Understanding and recognising possible warning signs that a seizure is imminent
  • What happens during a seizure
  • Epilepsy and diagnosis
  • Recording seizures: why it is important to record and what to record
  • Anti-convulsant medication: Overview of different kinds of anti-epileptic medication, side-effects and contra-indications
  • Health and Safety and Epilepsy
  • Risks presented during seizures
  • Assessing risk and identifying control measures
  • First Aid for epilepsy: How to manage a seizure
  • Use of rescue medication
  • Empowering the individual with epilepsy.

Please phone or email for more details.

020 8133 8552;       admin@londonfirstaidtraining.com