PET1 Auckland, 11 March 2019Course Duration: 1-day
Cost: NZD N/A
Reduced Cost: NZD N/A
Total Course Places: 0 (0 standard places currently available; 0 reduced rate places available)
CPD Points: 6. You will be able to download a pdf of your CPD certificate following attendance at the course.
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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
|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|
|11.30-11.45||Tea and coffee break|
|11.45-13.15||Session 2: Seizures and syndromes|
|Epileptic seizures and epilepsies||Lecture|
|14.00-15.30||Session 3: Acute management and risks|
|Epilepsy and risks||Lecture|
|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|
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 and PET3 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 email@example.com to discuss if you should attend this course.
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