Epilepsy Awareness - Full Training
25th January 2019, 9.30-3.30, The Adam Room, John Muir House
26th April 2019, 9.30-3.30, Saltire Rooms 1+2, John Muir House
* Delegates should bring along a packed lunch for this full-day course *
Who For: School based staff who supervise children and young people with epilepsy.
The course gives participants a basic understanding of epilepsy and all its implications. Participants will be trained to recognise seizures, to deal with them adequately and to respond to emergency situations with the use of medication.
Part 1 - Half day general epilepsy awareness training aimed at increasing the participants’ knowledge of the condition and confidence in dealing with people with epilepsy.
There will also be a short video, following this there will be a short test.
Part 2 - Half day session which provides the participants with the necessary theoretical and practical training in the administration of rectal diazepam, nasal/buccal midazolam and where necessary administration of rectal paraldehyde.
Following this there will be an assessment to evaluate whether participants have achieved required standards in the general management of seizures and the administration of emergency medication.
On completion of the course, participants will:
Understand epilepsy and its effects on children and young people
Be able to carry out First Aid management of an epileptic seizure
Be aware of the circumstances in which rectal, intranasal or intrabuccal medication should be given as an emergency First Aid procedure
After 2 years candidates will need to attend a half-day refresher training to renew their certificate.