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Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Rectal Diazepam Medication

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to promote an understanding of Epilepsy and the seizures associated with this condition.  This course will also cover the theory and practical aspects of administering Rectal Diazepam to a convulsing person in accordance with J.E.C. guidelines.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Example administration protocols, group discussions, small group activities, DVD clips and practical application using a manikin. 
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines: Epilepsy in Adults
NICE Guidelines: Epilepsies: Diagnosis and Management 
NHS Guidelines for Rectal Diazepam 
J.E.C. guidelines
And the following QCF unit:
Contribute to Monitoring the Health of Individuals Affected by Health Conditions

Course content

What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy and Learning Disability
Classification and management of seizures
When to call an ambulance
First Aid
Triggers and precipitants
Need to know points
Observation and recording
Psychosocial aspects
Anti-epileptic drug therapy
Status epilepticus
Use of Rectal Diazepam
Procedure for administration
Practice on anatomical model

Learning outcomes

Give an overview of epilepsy as a condition
List 5 seizure types
State the importance of monitoring an individual affected by epilepsy 
Explain how to carry out observations of an individual who is having a seizure
Record and report on observations
Respond to changes in an individual’s condition
State the effects Rectal Diazepam should have on an individual


5 hours

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