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Education, Expertise and Empowerment for all epilepsy professionals.


ESNA is the national professional organisation for all nurses supporting people with epilepsy. 




Empowerment, Education and Expertise for all epilepsy professionals.

ESNA is the national professional organisation for all nurses supporting people with epilepsy. 

OUR AIMS

Education

There are a number of regional groups 

who meet regularly to discuss latest 

developments in epilepsy, provide 

networking opportunities, peer support 

and CPD.

Training and CPD
Expertise

We are nurses and other health 

professionals working to support 

people with epilepsy.


 

ESNA Member Resources
Empowerment

We raise the profile of epilepsy and 

promote an holistic and 

multi-disciplinary approach.


 

Regional Groups
Save the date!!

SAVE THE DATE SUNDAY 23RD & MONDAY 24th JUNE 2024

ESNA CONFERENCE 

ESNA are planning the agenda for the next conference that will be held in Milton Keynes on the above dates. The agenda will include interesting presentations on topics such as driving updates, transition, mental capacity, menopause & biomarkers for functional seizures. Please save the date. An agenda and booking details will follow soon.

 


Best practice guidelines for training professional carers in the administration of Buccal (Oromucosal) Midazolam

Buccal midazolam is widely used to manage prolonged seizures. Administration should only be undertaken by people who have received both epilepsy awareness and buccal midazolam training. It is recommended that there are two-yearly updates on this training. The administration of buccal midazolam must be delivered in accordance with the individual’s protocol/guidelines. All carers of people with epilepsy should receive epilepsy awareness training. In addition if the person with epilepsy is prescribed buccal midazolam, additional training in its administration must be undertaken. 

These guidelines have evolved to ensure the safety of people with epilepsy, and to ensure that those who require buccal midazolam receive a consistent level of knowledge and intervention from their carers. These guidelines will be evaluated prior to the next revision in two years’ time.

Download guidelines

Competency Frameworks

New Competency Frameworks are now available

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that can have effects that reach far into the lives of the person/people with epilepsy (PWE). Since 1988, epilepsy specialist nurses have been involved [&he…

August 23, 2023

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Revisit the best bits of the 2022 Conference on video

Our own YouTube Channel was there to capture the highlights of the conference.

Videos are now available on the Conferences and Events page.

Catch up with talks from:

Professor Martin Brodie

Dr Ronit M Pressler

Joanne Hill

Graham Sills

Samantha Dorney smith

Dr Maria Oto

and others...

Go to the Conferences and Events page
Epilepsy Nurse competencies - Adult, LD and Paediatric

Competencies have been reviewed and are awaiting accreditation from the RCN.  Documents will be published here soon.

LATEST NEWS

The benefits of ESNA membership:

  • Networking and peer support
  • Annual conference
  • Free access to Epilepsia journal

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