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Epilepsy Awareness with Rescue Meds

As a health and social care worker, you may be faced with supporting and caring for someone with Epilepsy. What are measures you should take and the medication you should administer in an emergency situation? When you have the right skills and knowledge, you will be able to manage epilepsy effectively.


Caring for someone who suffers from Epilepsy requires an ability to recognise subtle symptoms and to anticipate possible acute, physical reaction. 


An individual may experience seizures in many forms from sporadic or frequent episodes of convulsions, sensory interruptions and even loss of consciousness.


There are warning signs that can tell you if a seizure is imminent. When you know these, and have developed a strong, open communication with the service user, you’ll be better placed to deal with the outcome. When you know which rescue medication and course of action to take in the event of a seizure, you’ll be able to offer the best care with confidence.


During the session, you'll cover:

An explanation of the main causes of Epilepsy

How to recognise the signs and symptoms of the different forms of the condition

An underpinning knowledge of the common triggers for seizures

Diagnostic procedures – the signs to look for and what they signify

Guidelines for the ongoing treatment of Epilepsy

The medicines used for the treatment of Epilepsy and their side effects and contraindications

The kinds of complementary therapies that are often used in the treatment of Epilepsy and they can help

How and when to record seizures properly

Effective First Aid for Epilepsy patients

An understanding of “Status Epilepticus”

Information on Emergency Medication for Epilepsy

How to administer Rectal Diazepam

How to administer Buccal Midazolam.


This full or half-day course comprises an engaging mix of activities with fellow learners (maximum fifteen delegates). You’ll be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment after you take the course. You will receive a certificate once you have passed the assessment.


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