Epilepsy Awareness & Buccal Midazolam Training- LIMERICK Ed Centre 11Oct22

Epilepsy Awareness & Buccal Midazolam Training- LIMERICK Ed Centre 11Oct22

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Limerick Education Centre

Dooradoyle Road



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Training in Epilepsy Awareness and the administration of Emergency Medication (for those employed in Health/Care/Education settings

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Epilepsy Awareness

What is epilepsy? Causes of Epilepsy• Diagnosis of Epilepsy• What is a seizure?• Types of seizures• Stages and management of Focal Impaired Seizures• Stages and management of Tonic Clonic Seizures• When to call an ambulance• Seizure triggers• Treatment options• Medication side effects• Lifestyle implications• Recording seizures• Epilepsy Care Plan

Buccal Midazolam• What is Midazolam?• How Buccal Midazolam works• Advantages of Buccal Midazolam• Potential side effects• Protocol• Indications for use• Convulsive and non-convulsive status• How to prepare buccal midazolam• Practical demonstration

At the end of the course the attendees will be able to: Discuss Epilepsy and its management Discuss the cultural effects and impact of living with Epilepsy Identify ways to support the individual and their family State what is required for ensuring a safe environment for the person Discuss recognition of Epilepsy and seizures and state the appropriate First Aid including escalation of a critical or emergency situation Discuss Buccal Midazolam in terms of safe administration, Medication Management and documentation Know when to seek medical help Define the term ‘Individual Care Plan’ and implications for safe practice for administration

Certification: A certificate of attendance will be issued which is valid for two years

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