Specific and relevant to service users, it was an excellent course with helpful handouts. It is good to have a trainer who is so enthusiastic about the subject matter.

- Senior Support Worker - Kingwood

Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Rectal Diazepam - Full Day

Duration: This six hour course will enable delegates to recognise and have confidence to support people experiencing different seizure types safely with dignity, and recognise the emergency situation and act as appropriate

This training will equip delegates with an understanding of the theory & practice of administering rectal diazepam, and the knowledge to administer rectal diazepam safely according to the individual care plan.

Assessment of learning is carried out during the course through supervised practice using an anatomical model, and questions and answers. It is recommended that following this course employer organisations provide work based assessment and initial supervision of practice.

Due to the practical component, places are restricted to 12.

Delegates: Those who work with or have contact with Adults or Children and who have some knowledge and experience of caring for a person with epilepsy.

This course is delivered in line with the current Joint Epilepsy Council Guidelines.

Sample Course Content:

  • Defining epilepsy and some facts
  • Epilepsy and Learning Disability
  • Causes and diagnosis
  • Classification and management of seizures with supportive DVD footage
  • Triggers for seizures
  • Observing and recording
  • Epilepsy and mortality, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Risk assessments and care planning
  • Psychosocial workshop
  • Anti-epileptic drug therapy
  • The emergency situation-Status Epilepticus
  • Rectal diazepam, what it is, uses in epilepsy, side effects
  • Organisational policy
  • Care planning and recording
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safety
  • Practical demonstration using an anatomical model
  • Possible problems
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Recap question and answer session

For more information about this course and to discuss your requirements call us on 01939 236383 or via our contact form.