Learning Disability-Clinical

Epilepsy Awareness

Aims of course:

Delivered as either refresher or competency, our Epilepsy Awareness (with Midazolam) course guarantees that trainees will have full up-to-date compliance with ILAE and ENSA guidelines. Upon course completion (and assessment if competency), trainees will be fully accredited in epilepsy training for a maximum 24-month period, after which course reattendance will be required for compliance.

  • To learn about the epidemiology and aetiology (causes) of epilepsy and why it occurs at a significantly higher rate in individuals living with LD.

  • To understand the medical definition of “epilepsy”, what we mean by “seizures” and what might trigger them.

  • To recognise the diagnostic process for epilepsy and how this may differ amongst individuals living with LD.

  • To understand that there are different types of seizure that will affect how they present themselves and what management and first aid we will need to provide.

  • To appreciate the social, physical and mental impact of living with epilepsy.

  • To understand the importance of effective recording, risk management and identification of support needs.

  • To develop confidence with using recording charts, protocols and treatment plans.

  • To recognise the available treatment options for epilepsy, with a focus on anti-epileptic medication and possible adverse reactions.

  • To understand the purpose and side-effects of Midazolam, and the principles of timing when administering Midazolam.

  • [IF COMPETENCY] To demonstrate the administration of Buccal Midazolam.

Duration

4 Hours inc breaks for awareness

6 hours teaching (7 Hour day to include breaks) to include Midazolam competencies.

Number of participants

12 Participants per booking

Suitable for

Care staff, Supporters, Volunteers, Family, Professionals