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This epilepsy medication training course is aimed at staff responsible for the care of individuals with epilepsy and in particular the handling of the associated medication.
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- What is epilepsy?
- Q and A session – what do you already know about epilepsy?
- Causes of epilepsy
- Epilepsy terminology - (saying it right)
- Types of seizures
- Supporting an individual with epilepsy
- What to do
- Group Work
- Rescue Medications
- Buccal Midazolam / Rectal Diazepam
- Epilepsy Care plan/ protocol
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Where do you deliver this epilepsy medication training?
We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.
Will attending this epilepsy medication training make me competent?
In short, no. No classroom-based epilepsy medication training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.
Who will conduct the epilepsy medication training?
One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.
What equipment will you use for training?
We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.
Epilepsy Medication Training
Our Epilepsy Medication Training course equips you with essential knowledge and skills to effectively support individuals with epilepsy. Learn about the causes of seizures, the types of epilepsy, and the best ways to manage and respond to them.
Discover the importance of accurate record-keeping and how to create comprehensive care plans. This course empowers you to provide better care for those with epilepsy and ensures their safety and well-being.
This epilepsy medication training course is aimed at staff responsible for the care of individuals with epilepsy and, in particular, the handling of the associated medication.
Additionally, the course will provide an awareness of epilepsy, covering the various types of seizures.
Epilepsy Medication Course Structure:
This course gives you a deep understanding of epilepsy, so you can provide better care for people with this condition. Get to know the course content:
1. Introduction to Epilepsy
Gain a foundational understanding of epilepsy, its prevalence, and its impact on individuals’ lives.
- Understanding the basics
- Defining epilepsy
2. Interactive Session: What Do You Know About Epilepsy?
Engage in an interactive Q&A session to assess your current knowledge and set the stage for learning.
- Question and Answer session
3. Causes of Epilepsy
Explore the diverse causes and risk factors contributing to the development of epilepsy.
- Exploring the underlying factors
4. Epilepsy Terminology – Saying It Right
Learn the correct and sensitive language to use when discussing epilepsy.
- Learning the correct terminology
5. Types of Seizures
Learn to differentiate between the various classifications of seizures, understanding their origins and characteristics.
- Identifying and understanding different seizure types
6. Supporting an Individual with Epilepsy
Learn how to help and be there for someone with epilepsy, both emotionally and with their medical needs.
- Strategies for providing care and support
Identify potential triggers for seizures and master strategies for minimising risks, ensuring a safer environment.
- Identifying potential triggers for seizures
Understand the pharmacological aspect of epilepsy management, encompassing medication types, administration, and patient education.
- The role of medication in epilepsy management
9. What to Do
Develop a thorough understanding of appropriate actions to take when assisting someone experiencing a seizure.
- Understanding the appropriate responses during a seizure
10. Group Work
Collaborate with fellow learners in group exercises, case studies, and practical applications of your knowledge.
- Collaborative exercises and discussions
11. Rescue Medications
Explore the administration of emergency medications for epilepsy and understand when and how to use them.
- Overview of rescue medications for seizures
14. Buccal Midazolam / Rectal Diazepam
Gain in-depth knowledge about these critical medications, including their indications, administration procedures, and potential outcomes.
- In-depth understanding of these medications
15. Epilepsy Care Plan/Protocol
In this section, you’ll delve into the specifics of creating personalised care plans for individuals with epilepsy. You’ll explore how to develop protocols that address their unique triggers, medication schedules, and response plans during seizures.
- Developing and implementing care plans
Accurate and detailed documentation is vital in healthcare. In this section, you’ll master the art of documenting every aspect of epilepsy care. Practical training will be provided on various documentation methods, ensuring you are proficient in maintaining meticulous records.
- The importance of accurate record-keeping.
Epilepsy Medication Learning Outcomes
On completion of the epilepsy medication course, you will be able to:
- Define and list the causes of epilepsy.
- Identify the 3 types of seizures and the main symptom.
- Recognise 5 common epilepsy triggers.
- State what action to take when a seizure starts.
- Identify when a rescue medication would need to be given and when to call for help in relation to administration of buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam?
- Describe the relevant documentation relating to their workplace and 3 points to document before, during and after a seizure.
- Deepen your understanding of epilepsy, enabling you to provide more effective care for individuals living with the condition.
- Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to offer comprehensive care and support, enhancing the quality of life for those with epilepsy.
- Learn how to respond appropriately during seizures, ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals.
- Master the art of creating and implementing comprehensive epilepsy care plans.
How long will the epilepsy medication training last?
A: This epilepsy medication training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.
Epilepsy Medication Course FAQs
1. What usually causes seizures in epilepsy, and how can we manage them effectively?
Seizures are caused by sudden abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Effective management involves medication, lifestyle changes, and avoiding triggers. Anti-seizure drugs help control seizure activity in many patients. Getting adequate sleep, limiting alcohol, managing stress, and consistency with medical therapy also help reduce seizures.
2. How can I tell the different types of seizures apart and know the right response for each?
Key types include tonic-clonic (stiffening and jerking), absence (staring spells), myoclonic (sudden jerks), clonic (rhythmic jerking), tonic (stiffening), and atonic (drop attacks). Identifying the seizure type helps guide appropriate response. Time seizures and observe symptoms. Protect the person from injury but don’t restrain. Call emergency services for seizures over 5 minutes, repeat seizures, trouble breathing, or no recovery.
3. What’s the best way to support someone with epilepsy during a seizure, both emotionally and medically?
Medically, gently roll them on their side, protect their head, loosen tight clothing, and time the event. Do not put anything in their mouth. Emotionally, stay calm and reassuring, provide privacy, and allow rest post-seizure. Be patient, understanding about medication impacts, and help identify triggers. Offer to accompany to doctor visits if desired.
4. What are the emergency medicines used in epilepsy care, and when should we use them?
Rescue drugs like midazolam can be given buccally or nasally to stop prolonged or clustered seizures. Prescriptions detail individual dosing and administration. Use rescue medication for seizures lasting over 5 minutes or two or more seizures without full recovery between. Call emergency services after giving rescue meds.
5. How do we create complete epilepsy care plans and keep accurate records?
Care plans include seizure type details, triggers, warning signs, basic first aid steps, and emergency protocols. Log events detailing seizure duration, symptoms, medication given and doctor reporting. Plans should be shared with caregivers and providers. Review and update plans regularly with the healthcare team. Keeping meticulous records helps optimize medical management.
6. Do you need training to administer epilepsy medication?
- Yes, proper training is essential to safely and effectively administer epilepsy medication. It ensures you understand the medication, its correct usage, and how to respond in case of adverse effects.
7. Can anyone administer epilepsy medication?
- No, not just anyone should administer epilepsy medication. It should only be administered by trained and authorized individuals, such as healthcare professionals or caregivers who have received appropriate training.
8. Who can administer epilepsy medication?
- Those who can administer epilepsy medication include healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals who have completed the necessary training and have the authorization to do so.
9. Do you need to be trained to administer midazolam?
- Yes, training is required to administer midazolam safely. Midazolam is a powerful medication used in specific situations, and proper training is crucial to ensure it is administered correctly and without harm.
10. Do you need training to administer midazolam?
- Absolutely, training is essential to administer midazolam properly. It’s a medication that requires precise dosing and administration techniques to be effective and safe.
As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended