Managing Difficult Epilepsy (Online Course) - Epilepsy Scotland

This 6 hour course (split into 2 sessions) is designed for staff and volunteers in caring agencies working with people who have poorly controlled epilepsy and have been prescribed emergency medication. It is also suitable for parents and other carers.

As a result of social distancing and isolation guidelines, we are offering this course online, via Zoom.

This is a certificated course valid for 2 years.

The course will provide you with knowledge and a clear perspective of understanding and managing difficult epilepsy. The course includes information on:

  • common types of seizure types
  • diagnostic process
  • treatment for epilepsy
  • first aid for seizures
  • how epilepsy can affect the person, family, friends, carers, and the wider community
  • how to administer emergency medication

The afternoon session will help you understand the principles and safety aspects which relate to the administration of emergency medications such as buccal/nasal midazolam, and rectal diazepam/paraldehyde (on request).

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.

This course is assessed and will certify the individual as having:

  • a good basic understanding of what epilepsy is and how it is treated
  • awareness of the more common types of epilepsy
  • an understanding of first aid guidelines for seizures including the appropriate use of emergency medication
  • the practical procedure of administering buccal midazolam
  • an awareness of the legal and practical implications of administering emergency medication
  • an awareness of the implications of the use of buccal and nasal midazolam

The morning sessions runs from 10am till 1pm and the afternoon session from 2pm till 4pm.

The cost is £98 per person. It is possible to join us for the morning awareness session only, at £48 per person.

A course specific to your own organisation can be arranged separately, at a time of your choosing, for £719. There is a maximum of 10 delegates.