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This one day course is also certificated for 2 years (as recommended by SIGN, NICE and JEC guidelines). It is designed for staff and volunteers in caring agencies working with people who have poorly controlled epilepsy and have been prescribed rescue medication. It is also suitable for parents and other carers.
This course will provide you with knowledge and a clear perspective of understanding and managing difficult epilepsy. The course includes information on:
You will understand the principles and safety aspects that relate to the administration of emergency medications such as rectal diazepam, rectal paraldehyde and buccal / nasal midazolam . You will learn how to act within the guidelines of the individual care plan / protocol. You will be shown the practical procedure of administering these medications and allowed to practice them where appropriate.
The certificate is awarded on the day after completing the course. To be awarded the certificate the participant must demonstrate:
The certificate for this course is valid for 2 years.
The cost is £109 per person delivered in our Edinburgh or Glasgow office, and includes refreshments. A cafeteria is available at the Edinburgh office, but, otherwise, you should bring lunch with you, as there are no shops within easy reach of our locations within the half-hour lunch break.
A maximum of 15 delegates can be trained at your own venue for a cost of £799* (from 1 April 2017). Available dates can be viewed here
*In addition to the cost of the course, organisations will be charged for the trainer's travelling expenses which are calculated at 40p per mile from the nearest Epilepsy Scotland office to the training course venue.