Epilepsy and Administration of Common Medications - eLearning

This course provides underpinning knowledge associated with best practice for performing safe and effective care for people who have epilepsy.  It includes a  simulated practical experience in a controlled environment to assist the development of competent skills managing a person having a seizure. In doing so, the course promotes the safety and well-being of all patients who require care for epilepsy.

£4.95 + VAT


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss legal and professional responsibilities associated with performing epilepsy care with local and national guidance
  • Follow procedures for gaining consent and correct documentation
  • Describe the anatomy of the brain
  • List causes of epilepsy, types of seizures and triggers
  • Understand the need to manage health and safety risk
  • Explain the importance of preventing status epilepticus
  • Describe the range of treatments available
  • Demonstrate practical ability in performing care during seizures including correct procedures for administering buccal midazolam

Course Content

  • Legal and professional considerations and responsibilities
  • Consent for care and treatment
  • Anatomy and physiology of the brain
  • What is epilepsy?
  • What are seizures?
  • Causes of epilepsy
  • Seizure triggers
  • Learning Disability association
  • Diagnosis
  • Seizure classification and types
    • Focal
    • Absence
    • Atonic
    • Tonic
    • Myoclonic
    • Tonic – Clonic
  • Treatments
  • Seizure management
  • ACTION protocol
  • Documentation
  • Status epilepticus
  • Emergency administration of buccal midazolam
  • Emergency administration of rectal diazepam
  • Principles of Nursing Practice