Free to all NHS staff, this course taking place in Poole & Dorchester is intended for any professional who works with people who have epilepsy.

The session covers epilepsy awareness to International League against Epilepsy standard (ILAE). Emergency care plans are also covered.

Trainers
  • Michelle Knight –  Adult Epilepsy Specialist Nurse – Dorset Epilepsy Service, University Hospitals Dorset
  • Cindy Sharland – Adult  Epilepsy Specialist Nurse – Dorset Epilepsy Service, University Hospitals Dorset
  • Katrina Bottle – Paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse – Poole Hospital, University Hospitals Dorset
  • Sophie Fitzwalter  – Paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse – Poole Hospital, University Hospitals Dorset
Course Programme

9.15 – Arrival and Registration

9.30 – Course start time – Epilepsy awareness

Mid morning – coffee break

12.45 – lunch

13.30 – Epilepsy awareness

14.30 – Buccal midazolam and care plan training – if this is not relevant to your role, delegates can leave at this point

16.00–   End of course

Rescue medication training covers the safe administration of buccal/intranasal Midazolam – it does not cover general medication awareness or training.

Candidates will be awarded a certificate of attendance only and will not be assessed for competence to administer rescue medication. An attendance in basic ‘Save a Life’ training is also recommended.

*Delegates must have attended Dorset Epilepsy Service Epilepsy Awareness training within the last two years and be able to produce a certificate prior to attending buccal midazolam training.*

The dates and timings for this course are as follows:

DATE

SITE EPILEPSY AWARENESS + RESCUE MEDICATION TRAINING   ADULT TRAINER PAEDIATRIC TRAINER

Mon 17th Jan

St Mary’s Poole 09.15 – 16.00 Yes Yes

Mon 7th March

Dorford Centre Dorchester 09.15 – 16.00 Yes No

Mon 4th April

St Mary’s Poole 09.15 – 16.00 Yes

Yes

Mon 6th June

Dorford Centre Dorchester 09.15 – 16.00 Yes

No

Mon 11th July

St Mary’s Poole 09.15 – 16.00 Yes

Yes

Mon 5th Sept St Mary’s Poole 09.15 – 16.00 Yes

Yes

Mon 3rd Oct Dorford Centre Dorchester 09.15 – 16.00 Yes

No

Mon 7th Nov St Mary’s Poole 09.15 – 16.00 Yes

Yes

 

The exact location of each venue is displayed at the bottom of this page

Regular Price £60pp – free to all NHS employees!

NB: Any cancellation made with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged at the full rate of £60

St Mary's Church Centre Poole

The Dorford Centre Dorchester

How to Book

Please e-mail the following details to dorset.epilepsy.service@uhd.nhs.uk or phone 01202 263338:

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