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PET1 Pretoria, Saturday 2 February 2019

Course Duration: 1-day
Fee: ZAR 1500.00
Reduced Fee: ZAR 1000.00
Total Course Places: 30 (5 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

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Pretoria Menlyn
Summit Place Precinct
221 Garsfontein Road
Menlyn
Pretoria
0181 South Africa

Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pryme-protea-hotel-fire-and-ice-pretoria-menlyn/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Telephone: +27 12 471 8600

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OBJECTIVES

This is a 1-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 lectures and interactive workshops. 

Please download and complete the PET1 precourse workbook (see link above) before attending the course.  The workbook contains essential learning material. 

By the end of the of PET1, attendees 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

08.30-09.00 Registration with tea and coffee  
09.00-11.30 Session 1: History and differential diagnoses  
  Introduction, quiz and opening questions Whole group 
  Taking the history Lecture
  Fits, faints and funny turns Lecture
  Faints Workshop
  Febrile seizures Workshop
11.30-11.45 Tea and coffee break  
11.45-13.15 Session 2: Seizures and syndromes  
  Epileptic seizures and epilepsies Lecture
  The EEG Lecture
  Neuroimaging Lecture
  Epilepsy syndromes Workshop
13.15-14.00 Lunch  
14.00-15.30 Session 3: Acute management and risks  
  Epilepsy and risks Lecture
  Acute presentations Lecture
  Comprehensive care Workshop
15.30-15.45 Tea and coffee break  
15.45-17.15 Session 4: Treatment and co-morbidities  
  Medical treatment of childhood epilepsies  Lecture
  Epilepsy, learning and behaviour Lecture
  Quiz Whole group
17.15 Close  

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

PET1 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 paroxysmal episodes including:

  • Consultant Paediatricians and trainees
  • Consultants in Neurodisability and trainees
  • Consultant Community Paediatricians
  • Consultants in Emergency Medicine and trainees
  • Nurses in paediatrics and emergency medicine
  • Neurophysiologists and EEG technicians

It is recommended those planning to undertake PET2 training should first complete PET1.

If you are not currently a practising clinician or you hold a different job role to those listed above, please contact a member of the Short Course Team on +44 (0)1204 526002 or email us at info@bpna.org.uk to discuss if you should attend this course.

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)

Level 2 
(ST4)

Level 3 
(ST6)

 
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 1
PET1 Pretoria, Saturday 2 February 2019

Course Duration: 1-day
Fee: ZAR 1500.00
Reduced Fee: ZAR 1000.00



Please call +44 (0)1204 526002 to book.