This Epilepsy Rescue Medication course is aimed at those working with or responsible for the welfare and well being of individuals with epilepsy.

The course is designed to ensure that practitioners are provided with relevant theoretical knowledge and skills, whilst supported with a simulated practical based assessment.

Protocols and procedures for clinically qualified staff who are administering feeds & medications can also be included in the course, although competency must be assessed within the scope of the delegates own organisation’s policy guidelines. The applied practical workstation & simulated practical assessment can only be provided if the equipment is available on site.

Please note: A competency framework is included in this training. Competency is achieved in the workplace following the training. Each procedure needs to be signed off by a qualified, senior member of staff. The completed document can then be used to identify the individuals’ competence.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Status epilepticus
  • Epilepsy, mortality and SUDEP
  • Impact of rescue medication and anti-epileptic drug therapy
  • Buccal Midazolam: what it is, uses in epilepsy, side effects
  • Rectal Diazepam: uses in epilepsy, side effects, administration
  • Emergency care plan and when to call an ambulance
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safeguarding and dignity
  • Access to local and national support network
  • Applied practical workstation and simulated practical assessment
  • Competency framework and theory test

You might also me interested in:

Level: 2

Max attendee’s: 15

Course length: ½ day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Make an enquiry

For more information about this course, please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969 – or send us an email using the button below.

Make an enquiry
It has taken away the fear of supporting someone with epilepsy.