Gain an understanding of the neurological disorder that is epilepsy and how to respond appropriately to assist a person having a seizure, including a demonstration of how to administer Buccal Midazolam where prescribed.
1 in 115 people in Ireland have epilepsy. This is approximately 40,000 people.
Given the prevalence of epilepsy in Ireland, it is not unlikely that throughout your healthcare career you may find yourself working with, caring for or knowing somebody that has epilepsy.
Should they experience a seizure, do you know how to respond appropriately to keep them as safe as possible until the seizure passes, or the emergency services arrive? Do you know how best to support them in the management of their epilepsy to achieve as many positive outcomes as possible?
Our NMBI accredited ‘Epilepsy and Seizure Awareness’ course brings the learner through the complex neurological disorder that is epilepsy and has been written by experienced RGNs that work with people that have epilepsy across many different care environments.
This 2 hour (approx) online course can be completed from the comfort of your own home at your own pace on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device* and covers the following content:
- What is Epilepsy?
- Seizure Types
- Anti-Epileptic Drugs
- Emergency Medicine Protocol
- Administration of Buccal Midazolam*
- When to Call an Ambulance
- Lifestyle Considerations
- Care Plans
- Risk Management
*Demonstration of administration of Buccal Midazolam does not certify competency in medication administration.