BPNA Annual Conference
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PET 123 Paediatric Epilepsy Training
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PET1 Auckland, Monday 2 October 2017

Course Duration: 1-day
Cost: NZD:350.00
Reduced Cost: NZD:200.00

Total Course Places: 32 (0 standard places currently available; 1 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

Marian Davis Library
Auckland City Hospital
Building 43
Grafton
Auckland

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OBJECTIVES

This is a one-day course will be delivered by UK Consultant Paediatric Neurologists and Consultant Paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy. 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. 

You will be presented your certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

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
  • 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, recurrent epileptic seizures, including status epilepticus management
  • Understand the importance of first aid in reducing risk
  • 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
  • Explore common co-morbidities of the epilepsies eg behavioural problems and learning difficulties

At the end of this course, if you would like to learn more about the epilepsies, we would recommend that you do the BPNA distance learning course Unit 6: Epilepsy.

PROGRAMME

   

8.00-8.15 Registration and hand in pre course quiz  
8.15-8.30 Introduction Whole group
     
  Funny turns and epilepsies  
8.30-9.15 History, history, history Whole group 
9.15-10.00 Differential diagnosis Small groups
10.00-10.15 Tea & coffee break  
10.15-11.00 Many epilepsies Whole group
     
  Acute scenarios  
11.00-12.00 Prolonged epileptic seizures Small groups
12.00-12.30 Lunch  
12.30-13.00 Initial post-seizure diagnosis Small groups
13.00-13.30 First aid and reducing risk Small groups
     
  Ongoing management of epilepsies  
13.30-14.15 Investigations Whole group
14.15-14.30 Quiz and hand in answer sheets Whole group
14.30-14.45 Tea & coffee break  
15.00-15.30 Drug treatment Whole group
15.30-16.00 It's not just about drugs! Small groups
16.00

Hand in completed feedback sheet
Presentation of certificates
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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

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

  • Consultant paediatricians 
  • Trainee paediatricians, trainee paediatric neurologists
  • Consultants in Accident and Emergency and those in training 
  • Other doctors and nurses in A&E and paediatrics

 

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 Auckland, Monday 2 October 2017

Course Duration: 1-day
Cost: NZD 350.00
Reduced Cost: NZD 200.00 0.00