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Epilepsy Awareness & Administration of Buccal Midazolam

Aims:

For participants to gain awareness of the main types of epileptic seizures, gain knowledge about rescue medication and the principles of administration.

Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  •  Explain epilepsy and identify signs and symptoms
  •  Recognise who may be at risk and how the condition may affect them
  •  Explain how to deal with a person who presents with an epileptic seizure
  •  Describe various ‘triggers’
  •  Demonstrate a knowledge of the medication prescribed for the condition and correct procedure for Buccal administration of Midazolam
  •  Gain an awareness of the condition epilepsy

Duration:    4 Hours

Course content:

  •  Epilepsy and the causes
  •  ‘triggers’ and lifestyle causes
  •  Myths
  •  Common types of seizures
  •  ‘epistatus’ medication
  •  Storage
  •  Procedures before, during and after administration
  •  ‘care planning’, protocols and documentation
  •  Practical
  •  First Aid
  •  Recovery Position

NB: Competency is based on workplace performance and MUST be monitored by the employer

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