Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Childhood Epilepsy: Assessment, Management and Best Practice

This short programme will provide registered nurses, midwives and public health nurses with evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the assessment and management of epilepsy in childhood, across all the stages of development. The content of this programme will focus on practical issues relating to seizure assessment, seizure management, and therapy plans.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the management of epilepsy in all stages of childhood.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, in relation to the assessment and management of seizure outcomes in children.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:
  • Critically discuss epilepsy classification, seizure semiology and syndromes.
  • Critically discuss the key inherent issues for children with a diagnosis of epilepsy.
  • Critically appreciate the role of medication management, side-effects and contraindications of anti-epilepsy drug therapy.
  • Undertake a seizure history assessment of a child, with epilepsy: communicating key findings to the medical team.
  • Provide education to families/careers and children on the diagnosis of epilepsy, promoting self- management and the implication of the diagnosis of epilepsy.
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