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COURSE OVERVIEW

• Epilepsy Awareness & Management: To understand what epilepsy is, types of seizure, treatment to enable the care worker to provide the appropriate care and support to people with epilepsy.
• Administration of Buccal Midazolam: This will provide the delegate with knowledge to safely prepare and administer Buccal Midazolam.

COURSE CONTENT

Epilepsy Awareness & Management:
• What is epilepsy
• Causes
• How a diagnosis is made
• Types of seizures
• Treatment with antiepileptic medication and side effects
• First aid
• Status epileptics
• Psychosocial issues for people with epilepsy, including cultural issues
• Sources of information and support for people with epilepsy, their families and carers

The administration of Buccal Midazolam:
• What midazolam is
• Its uses for epilepsy and other conditions
• Indications for the use of Midazolam
• Different routes of delivery and appropriate doses when given buccally
• The benefits of Buccal Midazolam
• Practical demonstration using DVD and/or volunteer
• Possible difficulties in administrations (e.g. excessive salivation, injury to mouth etc.)
• Consequences of too much midazolam being given, and how this can be identified
• Appropriate action to be planned in case of an overdose
• Action if midazolam is effective
• Health and Safety Issues

COURSE DURATION

6 HOURS

MAXIMUM NUMBERS

15 DELEGATES

STUDY METHOD

CLASSROOM

LOCATION

AT YOUR WORKPLACE VENUE

CERTIFICATION

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

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