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

Epilepsy in Adults with Intellectual Disability: Assessment, Management and Best Practice

This short programme will provide registered nurses and midwives with evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the assessment and management of epilepsy in individuals with intellectual disability. The content of this programme will focus on practical issues relating to seizure assessment, seizure management, and therapy plans and include discussions on educating the client, carers and family.

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 assessment and management of adults with an intellectual disability and epilepsy.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to the assessment and management of seizure outcomes in adults with an intellectual disability.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss epilepsy classification, seizure semiology and syndromes in adults with ID.
  • Critically discuss the key inherent issues for adults with intellectual disability and epilepsy.
  • Critically discuss the medication management- side-effects and contraindications of anti-epilepsy drug therapy.
  • Preform a seizure history assessment of an adult patient, with epilepsy: communicating key findings to the medical team.
  • Critically discuss the importance of education for families/careers and patient on the diagnosis of epilepsy, promoting self- management and the implication of the diagnosis of epilepsy.
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