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Advanced Epilepsy Awareness Treatment and Care


Basic Epilepsy care is in some first aid courses but this course is aimed at those who need more advanced Epilepsy training that includes the administration of rectal diazepam as well as the treatment and types of seizures. This course is currently only available as a classroom course by our approved instructors qualified to deliver this course.

This course follows the guidelines of the Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC) and is valid for 2 years but due to the fact, the Rectal Diazepam it not often used an annual refresher is strongly advised.

  • Nurses
  • Care workers
  • Care assistants
  • Parents
  • Carer's

This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction
  • What is Epilepsy
  • Prevalence
  • Causes of Epilepsy
  • Diagnosing Epilepsy
  • Seizure Types
  • Seizure Triggers
  • Diagnosis and Management
  • Recording Seizures
  • First Aid
  • When to call an Ambulance
  • Status Epilepticus
  • SUDEP
  • Anti Epileptic Drugs
  • Consequences of having Epilepsy
  • What is rectal diazepam
  • Uses of diazepam for epilepsy
  • Possible effects and side effects of diazepam
  • Possible difficulties in administration
  • Care following administration
  • Consequences of giving too much Diazepam and approbate action
  • Action to be taken if it has no affect
  • The benefits of rectal diazepam
  • Risk assessing the patient
  • Regulations and NICE guidelines