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Epilepsy Courses - Epilepsy Management Training Courses

The Mandatory Training Group lists a number of epilepsy training courses, including 'epilepsy awareness training course', 'epilepsy management of seizures' and 'epilepsy emergency medications'. The CPD Platform lists a wide range of epilepsy training courses for all sectors including schools, early years, healthcare and social care providers.

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Epilepsy training

Online and face-to-face training from the UK's leading epilepsy organisation.

Learn about epilepsy

Our face-to-face training increases understanding of epilepsy. Book online today!

Epilepsy awareness training

Thinking about booking an Epilepsy Action epilepsy awareness training session? 

We offer a full introduction to epilepsy covering:

  • What epilepsy is
  • Seizures and seizure types
  • Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy
  • What to do if you witness a seizure
  • First aid for seizures
  • Living with epilepsy

Why choose us?

  • Our training achieves exceptional customer ratings
  • Uniquely, it is NHS Information Standard certified
  • It is delivered at a venue, date and time to suit you
  • Our standard fee of £220 for up to 20 people is great value for money*
  • The 2 hour session can easily be accommodated within standard working hours
  • Our training can be tailored to suit your particular requirements
  • An information/reference pack is included
  • Certificates of attendance can be provided

Booking and information

Please complete the online booking application 

School staff

Learn how to support pupils with epilepsy and meet statutory guidance.

Training for schools

We have a range of training resources for people working in schools, to help you learn how to best support pupils with epilepsy.

First aid for seizures in schools

Watch our short films showing what you need to do if a pupil has a seizure in schools. They cover focal, tonic-clonic, absence, myoclonic, tonic, and atonic seizures.

Free online training

Epilepsy awareness for schools All school staff can take this course to find out how to work with pupils with epilepsy.

Log in or register for free to get access.

Epilepsy for teachersTake this course to find out more about statutory guidance, individual healthcare plans, learning and behaviour, and pupil safety.

Log in or register for free to get access.

Epilepsy toolkit for schools

Use our downloadable toolkit to help you support pupils with epilepsy. Complete our online course to find out how to use the resources.

Medical conditions policy guidance (PDF)
Individual healthcare plan (IHP) for epilepsy (Microsoft Word DOC)
IHP prompt questions
Supporting pupils with specific learning and behaviour difficulties (PDF)
Checklist for school trips (Microsoft Word DOC)

Parent of a child with epilepsy?

Are you the parent or carer of a child with epilepsy?

Download our letter for schools and take it into the classroom to let the teacher know about our free training.

Classroom resources

We also have classroom resources that you can use to teach your pupils about epilepsy.

You can use them on interactive whiteboards, desktop computers or tablets.

People with epilepsy

Our online course gives you support and skills to manage your epilepsy.

Epilepsy and you

Epilepsy and you is an exciting new online course that has been created to give you the support and skills you need to manage your epilepsy.

Take part in this course and:

  • Become an expert in your own epilepsy
  • Gain new skills
  • Actively manage the effects
  • Talk to other people with epilepsy

People who have taken this quality accredited course feel better and more confident about managing their epilepsy every day – feeling more in control and less alone.

The course takes around 2 hours a week for 8 weeks.

It’s accessible at any time or place from any computer, tablet or smartphone with internet connection. So, you can learn at your own pace.

It has been created by people with epilepsy, epilepsy specialist doctors and nurses and Epilepsy Action.

Get up-to-date information, tips and more that you can trust.

The course costs £40.

Care and support staff - Training for care and support staff

Supporting and caring for people with epilepsy is an online course for care and support workers.

Supporting and caring for people with epilepsy is an online course for care and support workers.

It gives you all the knowledge and skills you need to support people with epilepsy, including:

  • Managing seizures
  • How to keep service users safe
  • Key issues affecting people with epilepsy

The course covers all aspects of epilepsy awareness. You will also find out how to use epilepsy care plans and conduct simple risk assessments.

The course costs £30 inc. VAT per person.

Register online to start learning or contact us for bulk licenses and discounts.

About the course

The course takes around 2-3 hours. You can complete it at your own pace on any computer or tablet with an internet connection.

During the course you will learn new information, watch videos, and complete activities. There is a final test to check your knowledge. When you pass, you will receive a certificate of completion for your records.

All the course material is based on up-to-date medical evidence and peer-reviewed by healthcare professionals. It is informed by NICE guidance and the CQC fundamental standards.

The course has been completed by staff from across the social care sector

Primary care nurses

An online course for practice nurses and other working in primary care. 

Primary care nurses

Epilepsy for primary care nurses is an online course for practice nurses and others working in primary care.

During the course, you will learn everything you need to support patients with epilepsy. It provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct treatment reviews and support care planning.

The course covers:

  • What epilepsy is
  • Different types of seizure
  • How epilepsy is diagnosed and treated
  • Treatment reviews and referrals
  • Care and support planning
  • Family planning

The course is free. Register online to start learning.

About the course

You can complete this online course at your own pace on any computer or tablet with an internet connection.

The course takes around 2-3 hours. During the course you will learn new information, watch videos, and complete activities.

All the course material is based on up-to-date medical evidence, peer-reviewed by specialists, and informed by NICE Guidance.

First aid training

Free online first aid training.

What to do when someone has a seizure

Do you know what to do if someone has a seizure? Complete this quick e-learning module to find out more.

It covers tonic-clonic, tonic, atonic, myoclonic, absence and focal seizures.

You can also find out more about different types of seizure by visiting our advice and information.

Epilepsy specialist nurses

Information about continuing professional development for current and future epilepsy specialist nurses.

Epilepsy nurse training and bursaries

Distance learning - Edinburgh Napier University

Graduate certificate in the care of people with epilepsy and BSc option-rich programme

The Graduate certificate in the care of people with epilepsy course is suitable for all nurses and healthcare professionals within primary care, secondary care and the voluntary sector working with people who have epilepsy.

This programme will only be delivered as a part time option by distance learning. You will complete three compulsory 20 credit modules:

  • NMS09147 Diagnosis and management of epilepsy
  • NMS09146 Management of psychosocial issues in long-term conditions
  • NMS09152 Work based learning

The programme is offered over 3 trimesters. The course starts annually in September.

A variety of online teaching strategies including guided reading, online lectures and online discussions are designed to enhance the learning experience by encouraging you to engage with the material in a meaningful way.

Fees for 2016/17 for home and European Union students are £305.00 per 20 credit module, so £915.00 in total.

Epilepsy Awareness: Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam training

Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam training

“Definitely the best delivery of this type of training we’ve ever had!”

Epilepsy Awareness Ltd offers uniquely insightful, individually tailored epilepsy training in your workplace. We work with private, public and charitable health and social care organisations all over the country. And we’ve built a reputation for training that is professional, up-to-date, authentic and fun.

Our epilepsy awareness training delivers a huge impact, but not a huge bill.

Our training can change lives…

It can change your professional life. Inspired by the experience and the fresh insight into living with epilepsy, you or your care workers can do so much more for people with epilepsy in your service. You’ll be able to help change their lives too.

After training you or your staff will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your skills and expertise, helping you reach out to vulnerable adults, young people or children with epilepsy.
  • Identify and manage any epileptic seizure and understand what it actually feels like.
  • Administer buccal midazolam appropriately and create safe and secure protocols.
  • Manage risks with a view to reduce the likelihood of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).
  • Give people with epilepsy the best access to available NHS care.
  • Support individuals with epilepsy in achieving their full potential.

Giving you a uniquely personal insight into living with epilepsy

What sets our epilepsy awareness training apart? Our trainer Sally Gomersall. Diagnosed with epilepsy when she was a child, Sally went on to access specialist epilepsy treatment that stopped her seizures, then started this company, and then represented people with epilepsy in developing clinical guidance for the NHS.

Epilepsy Awareness Ltd is committed to:

  • Providing the best specialist epilepsy training courses.
  • Enabling vulnerable adults, young people and children with epilepsy to reach their full potential by empowering their care providers
  • Working with you to provide training that meets your specific needs – your course will be unique to you.

Training courses

Do you work with a child or young person with epilepsy?

If you want to better support the students with epilepsy at your school or college, our one-day training courses will help you understand epilepsy and its impact on learning and behaviour.

Courses are delivered by trained professionals and are suitable for all professionals in education, health and care as well as parents and carers.

Training courses cover topics including:

  • Epilepsy and education
  • Complex childhood epilepsy and managing challenging behaviour
  • Epilepsy and autism in children
  • Understanding children with epilepsy and how to administer emergency medication

Upcoming epilepsy training courses

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Training Courses

We provide training for epilepsy awareness and a wide range of other courses for healthcare professionals, educational staff, support teams and the general public. All of our courses are led by experts who provide a comprehensive understanding alongside solid learning outcomes.

Who do we train?

We train people from a variety of backgrounds who require the skills to manage epilepsy, including healthcare professionals, educational staff, support teams and the general public.

Epilepsy Awareness

Gain a deep understanding of epilepsy and learn best practice for managing someone experiencing a seizure.

About this course

Throughout the duration of this 3-hour course, attendees will gain a deep understanding of epilepsy awareness and the best practice for managing someone experiencing a seizure. Our comprehensive course is lead by qualified nurse tutors who have a wealth of experience in leading epilepsy awareness training for a variety of audiences.

Our epilepsy training course can also be combined with our administration of Rectal Diazepam, Buccal Midazolam or combined courses. Each of which will take an additional hour to complete.  

Course content

Our course covers a wide variety of insightful topics on epilepsy, its symptoms and approved treatments, including:

  • What is epilepsy and how common is it
  • What are seizures
  • What are the causes/triggers
  • Types of epilepsy and seizure classification (including video clips)
  • Recognising a seizure
  • Recording seizures
  • First aid
  • Status epilepticus
  • Series/clusters of seizures
  • Non Epileptic seizures
  • Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy
  • How epilepsy can affect lifestyle, self esteem and independence
  • Driving regulations
  • Medication and individualised care plans
  • Risk assessment

Learning outcomes

  • Delegates will gain a better understanding of the management and recording of different types of seizures
  • Delegates will have a greater understanding of risk assessment.
  • Delegates will be able to recognise the emergency situation and act effectively
  • Training facilitates best practice guidelines (Joint Epilepsy Council) and ensures that all will have the practical skills and knowledge to provide a safe, effective environment for people with epilepsy.

Specialist Epilepsy Awareness Courses

We provide specialist courses on epilepsy awareness and management. Combine our comprehensive epilepsy awareness course with training on Buccal midazolam and/or Rectal diazepam.

Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam

Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam

About this course

Buccal Midazolam is a rescue medication that can be used to manage seizures for people with epilepsy.

Our Epilepsy Awareness training course can be easily combined with our ‘Administration of Buccal Midazolam’ course. To add this course will require an additional hour and will provide a comprehensive knowledge of the best practice for the administration of Buccal Midazolam. In addition, you can also combine this course with our administration of Rectal Diazepam course.

Course content

In addition to the skills and learnings gathered throughout our epilepsy awareness training, delegates will also learn:

  • What is Midazolam?
  • Uses for epilepsy and other conditions
  • Indications for use in epilepsy and the benefits of using Midazolam
  • Appropriate dose instructions
  • Practical demonstration and video demonstration
  • Possible difficulties, overdose identification and emergency action plans
  • What to do if Midazolam proves ineffective
  • Risk assessment best practice
  • Individual Care Plans
  • Organisational Protocols and local policies
  • Duty of Care issues
  • Legal responsibilities

Learning outcomes

  • Learn to recognise emergency situations and take appropriate actions
  • Gain an understanding of the theory and practical applications of administering buccal midazolam
  • Learn to administer buccal midazolam safely according to best practice and in accordance with the individual’s care plan
  • Receive a certificate of attendance, which will be valid for one year

Epilepsy Awareness and Rectal Diazepam

About this course

Rectal Diazepam is a rescue medication that is used to manage epilepsy seizures. It is administered into the rectum. 

Administration of Rectal Diazepam can be easily combined with our epilepsy awareness course to provide detailed knowledge on the practical administration of this rescue medication. The course requires an additional hour of delegates time. You can also combine this course with our administration of Buccal Midazolam course.

Course content

The course covers a wide range of topics on the theory and practical applications for administering Rectal diazepam, including:

  • What is diazepam?
  • Uses for epilepsy and indications for use
  • Appropriate dose instructions
  • Practical demonstration using an anatomical model & video
  • Possible difficulties or barriers to administration
  • Potential side effects
  • Effects of overdose and approved action to take in the event of
  • Risk assessment best practice
  • Care plans
  • Storage and disposal instructions
  • Duty of care and legal responsibilities
  • Privacy and dignity

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise an emergency situation and act appropriately
  • Understand the theory and practice of administering rectal diazepam
  • Carry out a simulated procedure under through the guidance from an experienced and qualified trainer
  • Follow and act according to the individual care plan and guidelines to administer emergency medication safely and appropriately.

Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal and Rectal

Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal and Rectal

About this course

Our most comprehensive epilepsy training course which covers Epilepsy Awareness, as well as the administration of Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam. 

During this 5 hour course, delegates gain a thorough understanding of epilepsy and best practice for management, as well as the administration of rescue medications, Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam.

Course content

Throughout the duration of this course, delegates will cover:

  • What is epilepsy and how common is it
  • What are seizures
  • What are the causes/triggers
  • Types of epilepsy and seizure classification (including video clips)
  • Recognising a seizure
  • Recording seizures
  • First aid
  • Status epilepticus
  • Series/clusters of seizures
  • Non Epileptic seizures
  • Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy
  • How epilepsy can affect lifestyle, self esteem and independence
  • Driving regulations
  • Medication and individualised care plans
  • Risk Assessment
  • What is Midazolam?
  • Uses for epilepsy and other conditions
  • Indications for use in epilepsy and the benefits of using Midazolam
  • Appropriate dose instructions
  • Practical demonstration and video demonstration
  • Possible difficulties, overdose identification and emergency action plans
  • What to do if Midazolam proves ineffective
  • Risk assessment best practice
  • Individual Care Plans
  • Organisational Protocols and local policies
  • Duty of Care issues
  • Legal responsibilities
  • What is diazepam?
  • Uses for epilepsy and indications for use
  • Appropriate dose instructions
  • Practical demonstration using an anatomical model & video
  • Possible difficulties or barriers to administration
  • Potential side effects
  • Effects of overdose and approved action to take in the event of
  • Risk assessment best practice
  • Care plans
  • Storage and disposal instructions
  • Duty of care and legal responsibilities
  • Privacy and dignity

Learning outcomes

  • Delegates will gain a better understanding in the management and recording of different types of seizures
  • Delegates will have a greater understanding of risk assessment.
  • Delegates will be able to recognise the emergency situation and act effectively
  • Training facilitates best practice guidelines (Joint Epilepsy Council) and ensures that all will have the practical skills and knowledge to provide a safe, effective environment for people with epilepsy.
  • Understand the theory and practice of administering rectal diazepam
  • Carry out a simulated procedure under through the guidance from an experienced and qualified trainer
  • Follow and act according to the individual care plan and guidelines to administer emergency medication safely and appropriately.
  • Gain an understanding of the theory and practical applications of administering buccal midazolam
  • Learn to administer buccal midazolam safely according to best practice and in accordance with the individual’s care plan
  • Receive a certificate of attendance, which will be valid for one year

training courses on epilepsy

Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services. Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.

Our training courses are available to a wide range of people looking to develop their understanding of epilepsy for professional or personal reasons. Delegates include carers, school escorts, post-graduate students as well as commercial organisations, GP surgeries and drug company representatives. We also work with the public sector, including health bodies, local councils and schools.

We run introductory and advanced level training courses and can customise the content to meet the needs of your organisation. Our courses are informative, packed with well researched content and run by qualified nurses and experienced trainers. All delegates receive a certificate of attendance and a delegate pack containing useful information resources.

Epilepsy awareness and seizure management

3-hour course providing delegates with an understanding of epilepsy. 

epilepsy awareness and seizure management

3-hour course providing delegates with an understanding of epilepsy and how to manage different types of seizures.

About the course

The course includes:

  • an introduction to epilepsy
  • causes and diagnosis
  • types of seizures (including management and first aid)
  • status epilepticus
  • treatments – medication and side effects
  • risk management and support needs.

Course details

At your venue: We can deliver this course at your own venue, please call us on 01494 601 438 to make arrangements.

At Epilepsy Society: This course also runs at least once a month at Epilepsy Society, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire.

    Book a place

    To book your place, please complete the online booking

    epilepsy awareness and emergency medication

    1-day course giving delegates an understanding of epilepsy and how to administer emergency medication.

    This course begins with the ‘epilepsy awareness and seizure management' session and continues with the theoretical and practical administration of emergency medications (buccal midazolam and/or rectal diazepam). It is designed to enable a greater understanding of risk assessment and associated health and safety issues. 

    The trainer demonstrates the practical procedures and delegates will have an opportunity to practice these skills in a simulated environment.

    About the course

    Session 1 - Epilepsy awareness and seizure management includes:

    • an introduction to epilepsy
    • causes and diagnosis
    • types of seizures (including management and first aid)
    • status epilepticus
    • treatments – medication and side effects
    • risk management and support needs

    Session 2 - Emergency medication includes:

    • an introduction to emergency medications for epilepsy
    • when it should be used
    • how it is administered
    • individual care plans
    • benefits of use
    • side effects
    • practical demonstration
    • risk assessments
    • storage and disposal
    • duty of care

    Course details

    At your venue: We can deliver this course at your own venue, please call us on 01494 601 438 to make arrangements.

    At Epilepsy Society: This course also runs at least once a month at Epilepsy Society, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire.

    Dates:

    Book a place

    To book your place, please complete the online booking form or contact us online or call 01494 601 438.

    Epilepsy emergency medication | Epilepsy treatment | About epilepsy - Young epilepsy 

    Epilepsy emergency medication

    A seizure is not normally a medical emergency and the vast majority of seizures stop by themselves without the need for any treatment. However sometimes a medical emergency known as status epilepticus can occur.

    Status epilepticus

    This is defined as any seizure involving unconsciousness lasting for 30 minutes or longer; or repeated seizures lasting for 30 minutes in total from which the person does not regain consciousness between each seizure.

    Although any type of seizure may develop into status epilepticus, generalised tonic clonic seizures progressing into status epilepticus are the most serious.

    The longer a seizure continues, the harder it is to stop. So best practice is to treat a generalised tonic clonic seizure with emergency medication after five minutes. This is also known as rescue medication.

    Epilepsy emergency medication may be prescribed if a child has previously experienced a seizure that has lasted for five minutes or more. An action plan should be agreed with the doctor so that you know what to do in an emergency situation. This should be shared with the child’s school and staff who will administer the medication need to be trained to do so.

    Emergency drugs have an anticonvulsant effect and can stop seizures. Midazolam and Diazepam are the two most commonly used.

    Midazolam

    Midazolam is a liquid rescue medication that is released into the mouth between the cheek and the gums (known as the buccal cavity). The advantages of Midazolam are that it does not cause prolonged drowsiness (normally only 24 hours) and it is very easy to administer during a seizure.

    Emergency Medication Training Pack

    Very occasionally Midazolam can cause breathing difficulties. If this happens, call 999.

    Emergency medication training pack - buccal Midazolam

    Our free training tool for the administration of buccal Midazolam helps parents know what to do in an emergency. It is also a useful revision tool for education and care professionals who have already received training.

    Emergency Medication Training Pack

    Emergency medication training pack - buccal Midazolam

    Our free training tool for the administration of buccal Midazolam helps parents know what to do in an emergency. It is also a useful revision tool for education and care professionals who have already received training.

    Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Administration Course

    Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Administration

    Buccal Midazolam is an emergency rescue medication prescribed by a medical practitioner or nurse prescriber for the control of prolonged or continuous seizures which can be a lifesaving procedure. It is administered by a trained person to the buccal mucosa (between the gums and cheek) and is receiving wide spread acceptance due to its effectiveness in stopping seizures and its social acceptability.

    There are agreed guidelines on training standards for the administration for buccal midazolam produced by the JEC and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) suggest use of buccal midazolam as an alternative to rectal diazepam according to the individual agreed protocol.

    This course is for up to 12 people and is suitable for anyone who is authorised to administer buccal midazolam as prescribed by a medical practitioner or nurse prescriber and as specified in the individual care plan. The training facilitates safe, appropriate and dignified administration of the medication  providing all the necessary protocols and policies are in place and followed.  The course is delivered in line with the JEC Guidelines for this type of training.

    The trainer will assess that learning is taking place during the course and supervise the simulated procedure during training. It is recommended that an employer organisation provides work based assessment and initial supervison in practice in addition to this training. It is further recommended that a refresher course be attended within 2 years of completion the the full training course, please contact us for details of refresher courses.

    Example Programme (5 hours)

    Epilepsy Awareness covering:-

    • What is epilepsy?
    • Causes of epilepsy
    • Diagnosis
    • Seizure Types (classification) – video/dvd
    • Treatment with antiepileptic medication/side effects
    • First aid for seizures
    • Status Epilepticus
    • Psychosocial and cultural issues
    • Information and Support

    The Administration of buccal midazolam covering:-

    • What is Midazolam?
    • Uses for epilepsy and other conditions
    • Indications for use in epilepsy and benefits
    • Appropriate doses
    • Practical demonstration and DVD demonstration
    • Possible difficulties and overdose identification/action
    • What to do if ineffective

    Health and Safety Issues covering:-

    • Risk Assessment
    • Individual Care Plans
    • Organisational Protocols/local policies
    • Duty of Care issues
    • Legal responsibilities

    At the end of the course the attendees will:-

    • Have an understanding of epilepsy and its management
    • Understand the psychosocial and cultural effects of epilepsy on individuals and families
    • Understand the importance of care planning and risk assessment
      to ensure a safe environment and optimum treatment
    • Be able to recognize seizures and take appropriate first aid actions
    • Recognize the emergency situation and take appropriate actions
    • Understand the theory and practice of administering buccal midazolam
    • Have the knowledge to administer buccal midazolam safely in accordance with the individual care plan
    • Receive a certificate of attendance valid for two years

    Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Course Details | ProTrainings.eu

    EPILEPSY AWARENESS AND ADMINISTRATION OF BUCCAL MIDAZOLAM

    Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Buccal Midazolam

    This Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Buccal Midazolam course. The is a 3-hour course, and certificates last 2 years as per recommendation by the Joint Epilepsy Council. The course covers different types of Epilepsy and Seizures and the medication using Buccal Midazolam. It also covers the side effects, effects, dose, record keeping and after treatment care.

    Buccal Midazolam is an alternative treatment to rectal diazepam and works as a relaxant to assist in controlling certain types of seizure. We also offer Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Rectal Diazepam course.

    The Joint Epilepsy Council’s (JEC) guide on training standards for administration of Buccal Midazolam state: 

    “Assessment of Learning There are recognised difficulties associated with assessing the knowledge and skills of participants who undergo training in the administration of buccal midazolam. Most training providers will be unable to assess participants as they carry out this procedure in their day-to-day work, as this is a procedure used in an emergency which cannot be predicted. An employer organisation should consider assessment important and good practice recommends the following options are fulfilled as far as possible. 

    During the course, a training provider checks that learning is taking place, supervising the participant in a simulated procedure using a volunteer with water as the medication. It is recommended that certificates of attendance should be issued when the trainer is fully satisfied that learning has taken place. Following the course a training provider or work-based assessor assesses the participants using the following: Questioning, oral or written Case studies Following the course, it is recommended that an employer arranges for the participant to observe the procedure carried out by a trained and experienced member of staff, and is supervised on at least the first occasion the procedure is used.” 

    This means ProTrainings as a training provider deliver the theoretical and practical training through simulation and demonstration (you will receive a certificate and have access to download a CPD credit time statement as additional evidence). Following training, you or another experienced qualified personnel will shadow the trainee and officially sign them as competent when they have administered midazolam in a real situation. The manual we use has been provided by the JEC from the following website: www.jointepilepsycouncil.org.uk

    The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

    Occupations That Use This Course

    • Nurses
    • Care workers
    • Care assistants
    • Parents
    • Carer's

    CPD Certified - 4.0 hours

    This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

    The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

    Course Curriculum

    Learning outcomes:

    • Have an understanding of epilepsy and epilepsy management
    • Have an understanding of the physiological and cultural effects of epilepsy
    • Understand the importance of care plans and risk assessments to ensure a safe treatment and effective treatment
    • Be able to recognise seizures and deliver the correct first aid where necessary
    • Recognise and emergency situation and take the appropriate action
    • Understand the theory and practice of administering Buccal Midazolam
    • Have the knowledge to administer Buccal Midazolam in accordance with the individual care plan

    Buccal Midazolam Training - Tidal Training

    This Buccal Midazolam training course is delivered onsite to companies throughout the UK. It is specifically aimed at those working with or responsible for the health, welfare and well being of individuals with epilepsy.

    Buccal Midazolam Training

    This Buccal Midazolam training course is specifically targeted at those working with individuals who are prescribed Buccal Midazolam rescue medication.  This course has been designed to ensure that staff are provided with current relevant theoretical knowledge and skills.  

    Attendees will be supported and taught how to administer rescue medication and there will be simulated practical based assessment.

    Learners attending this course should have prior training in Epilepsy Awareness

    Course Content

    • Classification and management of tonic clonic seizures.
    • Ethical and legal responsibilities.
    • Person centred care planning and recording.
    • Epilepsy, mortality and SUDEP Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy.
    • The impact of rescue medication and anti-epileptic drug therapies.
    • What is it Buccal Midazolam
    • Uses in epilepsy
    • Buccal side effects.
    • Protocols.
    • Emergency planning in care and when to call an ambulance.
    • Risk assessment/promotion of safeguarding and dignity.

    Course Assessment and Certification

    The assessment is completed with simulated practical assessments and on successful completion of the training learners will be issued with a certificate of attendance which is valid for 2 years.

    Recommendation on Re-Training

    It is recognised that the administration of Buccal Midazolam is an emergency treatment which may or may not be used on a regular basis. The frequency which individuals use the procedure will have an effect on their level of skill and confidence.

    It is recommended therefor that individuals attend a refresher course within two years.

    Onsite Training

    This Buccal Midazolam training course and all of the courses in our portfolio can be delivered onsite in most cities and surrounding areas in England, Wales and Scotland including:

    Aberdeen | Bangor | Bath | Birmingham | Bradford | Brighton and Hove | Bristol | Cambridge | Canterbury | Cardiff | Carlisle | Chester | Chichester | Coventry | Derby | Dundee | Durham | Edinburgh | Ely | Exeter | Glasgow | Gloucester | Hereford | Inverness | Kingston upon Hull | Lancaster | Leeds | Leicester | Lichfield | Lincoln | Liverpool | City of London | Manchester | Newcastle upon Tyne | Newport | Norwich | Nottingham | Oxford | Perth | Peterborough | Plymouth | Portsmouth | Preston | Ripon | Salford | Salisbury | Sheffield | Southampton | Stirling | St Albans | St Davids | Stoke-on-Trent | Sunderland | Swansea | Truro | Wakefield | Wells | Westminster | Winchester | Wolverhampton | Worcester | York

    Our Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Training Courses

    We are dedicated to developing and delivering high quality epilepsy training, to enhance the skills of health and social care workers. Our innovative training courses help learners and organisations to deliver safe and efficient care, while also improving performance, legislative compliance and enhanced health outcomes.

    Our clients include NHS Trusts, care homes, recruitment agencies, charities, and individual healthcare and social care workers among many others. Epilepsy Awareness Ltd has extensive experience in various health and social care settings. We are committed to delivering high quality professional training to our customers. Please use our booking form to ensure we capture your requirements

    Adults with epilepsy

    • Epilepsy awareness and the administration of buccal midazolam
    • How to support adults with epilepsy and learning disability and the administration of buccal midazolam
    • How to support adults with autism spectrum disorders and the administration of buccal midazolam
    • How to develop a supportive and inclusive sports service for adults with epilepsy
    • Supporting individuals with epilepsy in the workplace
    • Travelling with, or escorting adults with epilepsy

    Children and young people with epilepsy

    • How to support children and young people with epilepsy at school
    • How to support children with special needs and epilepsy
    • Empowering and supporting young adults with epilepsy at university or Further Education College
    • Developing a supportiveand inclusive sports service for individuals with epilepsy
    • Epilepsy awareness and the administration of Buccolam©
    • School escort training

    What will you learn?

    The standards promoted by the Care Quality Commission help ensure that people in social care get the support they need.

    The CQC helps ensure that people who need your care and support enjoy safe, responsive and respectful treatment in line with their human rights. We have identified these essential elements from the CQC Guidelines that you and your staff will need to know to help you support the people with epilepsy in your care.

    Care that respects and involves individuals
    The care you give should be person-centred, compassionate and empowering, so that, as far as possible, people in your care get the type and level of care that is appropriate for them. Specifically, this means giving people the opportunity to contribute to their ongoing assessment and care; it means welcoming their views on living as independently as they can, in a suitable environment. Just as importantly, it means extending an empathetic service. Your staff need an understanding of what happens to people before, during and after a seizure. They need that understanding and empathy to help them carry out their job roles more effectively. All the care standards you set should be communicated to your whole team and adhered to at every stage of the care pathway, upto and including end of life care.
    Care and welfare of every person accessing the service
    Your teams should have the necessary skills and experience to support people with epilepsy in your care. Do you give them the best possible treatment and care? As well as administering day-to-day medical care in line with their assessed needs, you should show how you ensure their safety from physical forms of abuse (including breaches of their right to dignified treatment) and from psychological harm (including any form of discrimination). Ultimately your role as caregiver means giving each and every person compassionate, individual care that respects them as individuals.
    Management of medication
    It is your responsibility to ensure that people’s medicines are managed, stored and disposed of correctly. This should be in line with all relevant safety guidelines, and in accord with medical practitioner’s instructions. Specifically you should have policies in place relating to the storage and use of buccal midazolam. You also need to prove that your staff have received good quality training on buccal midazolam – delivered within the last two years. You may also be required to support people to take their own medicines safely. Management of medication extends to ensuring that all staff understand their responsibility to ensure consent to care and treatment is sought in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – and that this is recorded appropriately.
      Looking after your staff
      All staff should know what their job role is, and what is expected of them. For example, can they all recognise a seizure? Even a subtle seizure? And would they know what to do in the event of a seizure? It is essential that you staff should have full access to all the training they need. Ensuring your team retains the right mix of aptitudes and experience through effective training and recruitment procedures leads to better working conditions and more effective care. So making sure that there are enough staff to provide the right level of care, and that they are all equipped with the skills to do their jobs – is another important part of looking after staff effectively. You will also need to give them social support (including all the rights of employment, and a caring working environment).
        Ongoing monitoring and assessment of your service provision
        The care you deliver should be of the highest possible standard. That is why you will have facilities in place so that any concerns about your service can be communicated and investigated. The ongoing monitoring and assessment of staff helps ensure the effective support of people in your care. Administering buccal midazolam is a good example: you need to be able to evidence full understanding and knowledge in administering buccal midazolam among all your staff. Remember, you are accountable for the care you provide. So that is why our training includes systems for you to use to evidence competence for each member of staff in administering buccal midazolam. And that is why our quality assurance systems will help you drive ongoing improvement.
          Maintaining adequate records
          Accurate, up-to-date record keeping is an essential part of managing your care provision effectively. As well as maintaining confidential service users’ records securely, you should have systems in place to record any concerns or complaints about your organisation, with copies of the resulting investigations, where applicable.

            Find out more about all of our courses and speak to us about your requirements in more detail – just give us a call on 01636 682888, download our brochure or drop us a line via our booking form.

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            Epilepsy Active Training Services - Epilepsy Training and Buccal Midazolam Training

            Professional Epilepsy Training to improve knowledge, practice and care.

            Epilepsy Active provides a variety of professional courses, driven by current research and delivered by a dedicated epilepsy specialist. Our courses include Epilepsy and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam.

            Courses can be individually tailored to meet the specific needs of your service in addition to ensuring that current guidelines set by the Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC) are duly met.

            All courses are delivered by a Registered Nurse who has specialised in Epilepsy since 1997. Professional registration is required to be updated yearly. Knowledge of current research and practice relating to epilepsy is updated by attending high quality conferences and maintaining close contacts with other epilepsy professionals working in the field. For further details, see 'About Us'.

            In addition, our trainer is experienced and formally qualified to deliver our courses in an accessible, engaging way that will facilitate delegates to learn and be inspired to deliver the highest quality care.

            Full and half-day courses are available, designed to equip delegates with practical skills, current knowledge and a sense of empathy and compassion to enable them to provide safe and dignified care to your clients. Full and half-day courses cover a range of areas including epilepsy training and Buccal Midazolam training. See 'Our Training Courses' for more details.

            At Epilepsy Active we are experienced in providing relevant training to a wide spectrum of organisations. Courses are delivered in-house or at a venue of your choice throughout the UK.

            Our clients include:

            • Health care professionals
            • Care support staff employed by small care homes and national care organisations
            • Educational environments
            • Local councils
            • Day services
            • Recruitment agencies
            • Respite units and more.

            Our training can be applied to any setting that is interested in providing quality care for adults or children with epilepsy.

            Contact Us: For advice on training for your organisation or personal needs, call us on 01939 236383 or via our contact form.

            Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam Administration Refresher

            Duration: This six hour course will enable delegates to reaffirm knowledge gained from their previous full day of epilepsy awareness buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam training, with additional information concerning recent epilepsy related developments/ research.

            All will have an opportunity to assess their individual epilepsy knowledge through completing the epilepsy questionnaire and have opportunity to discuss their individual experiences or concerns.

            All will be able to recognise the emergency situation and act as appropriate.

            This training will equip delegates with an understanding of the theory & practice of administering buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam safely according to the individual care plan.

            This training facilitates safe and appropriate administration of this medication providing all the necessary guidelines, policies and procedures are in place and followed.

            Due to the practical component, places are restricted to 10.

            Delegates: Those who have previously attended a full days training in Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam and have gained experience in caring for people with epilepsy.

            The administration of buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam are emergency rescue treatments and in many settings will not be used on a regular basis; it is therefore considered good practice to attend a refresher course within 2 years of completing the full training.

            Sample Course Content:

            Epilepsy Recap and update:

            • Updated epilepsy information
            • Supportive seizure footage
            • Self assessment epilepsy questionnaire
            • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
            • Anti-epileptic drug therapy

            Buccal Midazolam and Rectal diazepam Administration:

            • The emergency situation-Status Epilepticus
            • What is Midazolam?
            • Uses in epilepsy, and other conditions
            • Practical demonstration and DVD demonstration
            • Possible difficulties in administration
            • Overdose identification / action
            • Action if midazolam is ineffective
            • Organisational policy/protocols
            • Individual care planning and recording
            • Risk assessment/promotion of safety
            • Duty of care issues
            • Ethical and legal responsibilities
            • Rectal diazepam, what it is, uses in epilepsy, side effects
            • Organisational policy
            • Care planning and recording
            • Risk assessment/promotion of safety
            • Practical demonstration using an anatomical model
            • Possible problems
            • Ethical and legal responsibilities
            • Recap question and answer session

            For more information about this course and to discuss your requirements call us on 01939 236383 or via our contact form.

            Our Epilepsy Training 

            Introduction

            • provides high quality, up to date epilepsy training in line with current best practice guidelines (previously Joint Epilepsy Council's guidelines).
            • is essential for those working with or caring for people known to be at risk of having seizures.
            • will facilitate best practice in a variety of settings and situations.
            • is delivered by an experienced Specialist Epilepsy Nurse who is also a qualified teacher and experienced trainer and maintains professional registration and continually updates knowledge and skills to ensure all training is up to date and in line with current best practice.
            • courses are delivered at your premises or any suitable venue.
            • will be individually tailored and designed to suit your needs.
            • courses are suitable for families, people with epilepsy, carers, teachers, nurses, health care assistants , support/key workers, employers and employees, social workers, youth workers, childminders and anyone with an interest in epilepsy or who supports a person with epilepsy.

            Benefits

            • Our training will ensure appropriate and sensitive support, promote best quality of life and reduce risks for people with epilepsy.
            • Optimum care and sensitivity for people with epilepsy and their families.
            • Increased epilepsy knowledge and practical skills (i.e. first aid and emergency rescue treatment) relevant to client group and participants requirements.
            • Courses appropriate for everyone with either a personal, professional or caring interest in epilepsy.
            • Convenient and appropriate courses with supervised simulated practice sessions.
            • Competitive prices.
            • Certificates of attendance and supporting written handouts provided (suitable NVQ and PREP requirements)

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