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PET1 Liverpool, Thursday 22 March 2018

Course Duration: 1-day
Cost: GBP:205.00
Reduced Cost: GBP:150.00

Total Course Places: 40 (30 standard places currently available; 2 reduced rate places available)
CPD Points: 6. You will be able to download a pdf of your CPD certificate following attendance at the course
Pre course reading will be available to download after completing your booking

VENUE

Institute in the Park (accessed via main Atrium)
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Eaton Road
Liverpool
L12 2A

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Website: http://www.alderhey.nhs.uk/your-visit/getting-to-alder-hey/

Telephone: 0151 252 5791

Car parking: There is a 1200 space onsite multi-storey car park accessed from East Prescott Road (use Sat Nav L14 5AB). £2 per stay (cash only), pay at machines inside the Atrium, token to exit.

Public transport: The nearest mainline train station is Liverpool Lime Street (20 mins by taxi). Regular bus services run from Liverpool City Centre from Fraser Street. See Merseyside Journey Planner for more details.

OBJECTIVES

This is a one-day course, which will be delivered by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists, Consultant Paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy, and a specialist epilepsy nurse. The day will consist of short didactic teaching sessions and interactive workshops.  You will be able to download a pre course workbook with essential learning material as soon as your booking is confirmed. 

This course is approved for 6 CPD points.  You will be able to download a pdf certificate from this website after attending the course. (Login and click on 'My Account', then 'My Course Bookings' to download certificate).

By the end of the study day participants will be able to:

  • Define: seizure, epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome and be able to provide a simple classification of epilepsy
  • Describe the different seizure types eg absence, myoclonic, tonic clonic, tonic, atonic, focal motor and focal sensory
  • Give differential diagnosis for seizures, and how to distinguish epilepsy from syncopes (simple faints, reflex anoxic seizure, breath holding) and inattention (day-dreaming, pre-occupation)
  • Manage the first seizure event (not status epilepticus management)
  • Appreciate the contribution made by EEG and neuro-imaging
  • Describe the principles of treatment, the indication for anti-convulsants and the well-known side effects of these drugs
  • Offer practical advice for parents and children with epilepsy

PROGRAMME

8.45 – 9.15am  Registration and coffee  
     
9.15 – 11.30am  Session 1: History and Differential diagnoses  
  Introduction and quiz Whole group 
  Taking the history Whole group
  Fits, faints and funny turns Whole group
  Faints Workshop
  Febrile seizures Workshop
     
11.30 – 11.45am  Coffee and tea  
     
11.45 – 1.15pm  Session 2:  Seizures and syndromes    
  Epileptic seizures and epilepsies Whole group
  The EEG Whole group
  Neuroimaging Whole group
  Electroclinical syndromes Workshop
     
1.15 – 2.00pm  Lunch  
     
2.00 – 3.30pm  Session 3: Acute management and risks  
  Epileptic seizures - weighing up the risks Whole group
  Acute scenarios  Whole group
  Pragmatic care plans Workshop
     
3.30 – 3.45pm  Coffee and tea  
     
3.45 – 5.15pm Session 4: Treatment and co-morbidities    
  Medical treatment of childhood epilepsies  Whole group
  Epilepsy, learning and behaviour Whole group
  Pre-course questions - answers and close Whole group
     
5.15pm Finish  

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies. It is suitable for all health professionals providing primary or secondary level care for children with epilepsy including:

  • Consultant paediatricians 
  • Trainee paediatricians, trainee paediatric neurologists and trainees in neurodisability
  • Consultants in Accident and Emergency and those in training 
  • It is also recommended for all those planning to undertake PET2 training should first complete a PET1 course
  • Nurses in primary care, A&E and paediatrics
  • Neurophysiologists and EEG technicians

MAPPING TO GENERAL PAEDIATRIC COMPETENCIES

Mapping of BPNA PET courses to General Paediatric Competencies

Based on Curriculum for Paediatric Training, General Paediatrics, Level 1, 2 and 3 Training, Sept 2010. RCPCH. Produced 2011

General Competences

Level 1
(ST1‐3)

Level 2
(ST4‐5)

Level 3
(ST6‐8)

 
Have the knowledge and skills to be able to initiate management of children with neurological and neurodisabling conditions in acute settings and know when and whom to call for help x     PET 1
Understand the life‐threatening nature of acute neurological deterioration and when to call for help x     PET 1
Be able to recognise, initiate diagnostic tests and outline the management of common disorders x     PET 1
Understand the principles and use of neuro‐radiological imaging x     PET 1
Have a basic understanding and experience of neuro‐physiological tests x     PET 1
Understand the principles of prescribing and monitoring therapy x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Seizures
Know the common causes of seizures in newborn babies and children x     PET 1
Be aware of common epileptic syndromes x     PET 1
Understand the principles of initial and continuing anticonvulsant therapy in babies and children x     PET 1
Begin to understand the links between epilepsy and behaviour problems x     PET 1
Understand the place and principles of the EEG and neuro‐imaging in investigation x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Know about the long term implications of epilepsy x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Know about common epileptic syndromes   x   PET 1
PET 2&3
Understand the links between epilepsy and behaviour problems   x   PET 2&3
Know about the long term implications of epilepsy, including different epilepsy syndromes and the risk of learning difficulties, accident or sudden death   x   PET 2&3
Be able to initiate treatment for acute continuing seizures x     PET 1
Be able to form a differential diagnosis x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Be able to refer to intensive care teams appropriately and maintain patient safety until that team takes over   x    
Be able to decide initial and continuing anticonvulsant therapy in babies and children   x   PET 2&3
Be able to advise parents about education and safety   x   PET 1
Faints and Funny turns
Be able to form a differential diagnosis for faints and ‘funny turns’ x     PET 1
Understand the investigations that may differentiate between these causes x     PET 1
Be able to initiate the investigations that may differentiate between these causes   x   PET 1
PET 2&3
Be able to make a likely diagnosis x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Be able to explain likely diagnoses to parents x     PET 1
PET 2&3

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 1
PET1 Liverpool, Thursday 22 March 2018

Course Duration: 1-day
Cost: GBP 205.00
Reduced Cost: GBP 150.00 for nurses and EEG Technicians only