Level 2 Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Course (Accredited) 

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Epilepsy is a common condition

 

That affects the brain and causes frequent seizures.

There are two main types of seizures. Generalized seizures affect the whole brain. Focal, or partial seizures, affect just one part of the brain.

 

Seizures are usually,

  1. Unpredictable - you often can't predict when and where a seizure may happen

  2. Episodic - seizures can come and go

  3. Brief - usually last only seconds to a few minutes

  4. Stereotypic - symptoms are similar whenever they occur

The cells in the brain,

 

Known as neurons, conduct electrical signals and communicate with each other in the brain using chemical messengers.

 

During a seizure, there are abnormal bursts of neurons firing off electrical impulses, which can cause the brain and body to behave strangely.

 

It's often not possible to identify a specific reason why someone develops the condition, although some cases – particularly those that occur later in life – are associated with damage to the brain.

For example,

 

Epilepsy can be caused by strokes, brain tumours and severe head injuries.

If a seizure lasts for more than five minutes or for prolonged up to 30 minutes, it may be difficult to stop unless treatment is given. It is therefore important that rapid treatment is given to stop the seizures and therefore prevent status epilepticus.

The preferred emergency medication

 

Recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) is used to prevent status in the community (outside of the hospital setting) is midazolam:

  • Buccal (oromucosal) midazolam – is given into the buccal cavity (the side of the mouth between the cheek and the gum).

What do learners receive?

  • Course notes

  • Certificate

Course Length

3 Hours

Number of attendees

Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15

 

Availability

This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

 

Certification

All delegates will receive an Advantage accredited certificate.

 

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