Level 2 Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Course (Accredited)
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,
Unpredictable - you often can't predict when and where a seizure may happen
Episodic - seizures can come and go
Brief - usually last only seconds to a few minutes
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.
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?
Number of attendees
Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15
This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.
All delegates will receive an Advantage accredited certificate.
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