EPILEPSY - ADMINISTRATION OF RESCUE MEDICATION -REFRESHER (HCC only)
This is a half day course providing an update on Adult Services Epilepsy guidelines and the administration of Rescue Medication. (Rectal Diazepam and Buccal Midazolam).
Course code: AD273
Provided by Workforce Development - HCC Adult Services
A half day course for
Staff working in the Learning Disability service who have attend the Epilepsy Awareness - Rescue Medication course and require Bi-annual refresher training for the administration of rescue medication.
- This course is a requirement for all those who administer rescue medication for epilepsy.
- Those attending must have completed the Adult Services Safe use of Medicines and the one day Epilepsy Awareness and Rescue medication training courses.
Participants will learn how to
- Understand how epilepsy is managed and to think about their role in joint managing epilepsy with the individual, their families/carers and relevant services.
- Understand what status epilepticus is, when it occurs, how to manage it and the implications.
- Administer Rectal Diazepam, Buccal Midazolam as a rescue medication and to understand when it is appropriate to do so.
- Have a basic knowledge of first aid for epilepsy.
- Have a sound knowledge of the rescue medications and the implications of having them available.
- Have a knowledge of the information that should be contained on a rescue medication care plan and a general epilepsy care plan.
- Understand how to feed into the information gathering process, write the care plan (where appropriate) and record seizures.
- Have knowledge of the National and local epilepsy support groups.