80 Epilepsy Nurses recently enjoyed another successful Epilepsy Prescribing Meeting, this year at the Hilton in Liverpool City Centre.
Despite enduring atrotious weather and flooding across parts of Northern England and the Midlands, nearly everyone made it to the meeting.
Professor Tony Marson SANAD II
Professor Gus Baker outcomes of in-uterine exposure to AEDs
Chris Bell non-medical prescribing update
Dr Shanika Samarasekera prescribing of less commonly used AEDs
Dr Helen McCullagh Tuberous Sclerosis and prescribing Everolimus
Phil Tittensor, Chair of ESNA, said, "We are delighted that so many members were able to attend this exciting and informative event. Once again the ESNA Non-Medical Prescribing Day was able to attract a number of high calibre speakers covering a range of interesting subjects."
Events are open to members and non-members. Member discounted attendance rates apply. Attendance certificates are issued for CPD.
This document is intended to serve as a guideline for those purchasing as well as delivering training in the administration of Buccal Midazolam. It is hoped the guideline will provide assistance to the local regulatory authority and to help establish a national standard of minimal training./-critical-time
Most ESNA members support or complete training for buccal midazolam to ensure core competencies are up to date and patient safety is protected. ESNA’s latest guidelines, produced in collaboration with the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), outline important safety standards for first aid intervention while demonstrating the need for awareness, training and consistent review of epilepsy knowledge and protocol.
To support the implementation of the guidelines, award-winning UK digital learning experts Virtual College, have created an online assessment tool to ensure to best practice is maintained in social care organisations when administering buccal midazolam.
The ESNA best practice guidelines for training professional carers in the administration of buccal midazolam are available on our website. Alternatively, both the guidelines and the online test can be accessed via the Virtual College website The online epilepsy assessment tool takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and costs just £5 + VAT per person. Users are required to refresh by retaking the programme every two years.