Monthly Archives: August 2023

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 in managing and supporting PWE. However, despite this long association, it was not until 2012 and the first publication of […]

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Prescribing Day 2023 Presentations

The presentations from the 2023 Prescribing Day are now available to be downloaded and viewed. Annual General Meeting – Download here Children’s Epilepsies Emergency Treatments by Neil Williamson RN Epilepsy, Medication and Sexual Health by Dr M Yogarajah Valproate – the Devil we know by Udo C Wieshmann

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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 & 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. […]

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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 […]

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