Method of delivery: Online
Dates to be confirmed
Course Duration: 2-days
Cost: GBP N/A
Reduced Cost: GBP N/A
Total Course Places: 0 (0 standard places currently available; 0 reduced rate places available)
CPD Points: 12. You will be able to download a pdf of your CPD certificate following attendance at the course.
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This PET2 course will be delivered online in a virtual environment. We will send registered attendees the link.
PET2 has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies. It is a 2-day course, consisting of lectures and interactive workshops.
PET2 concentrates on general aspects of the epilepsies (history taking, differential diagnosis, investigation etc) and epilepsies encountered in infants and young children. PET3 concentrates on epilepsies presenting in older children and adolescents. Paediatricians managing children with epilepsy should attend PET1, PET2 and PET3.
By the end of PET2, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate the wide differential diagnosis in paroxysmal events in children and young people
- Improve diagnostic accuracy and gain insight into uncertainty
- Explore the differential diagnosis within epilepsies
- Introduce a structured approach to considering epileptic seizures and epilepsies
- Gain improved understanding of EEG reports
- Understand the association between epilepsy and learning difficulties, autism, and cerebral palsy
- Optimise initial treatment choices
- Consider the wide spectrum of epileptic seizures, electroclinical syndromes and non-epileptic events in infancy
- Review the clinical features and management of West Syndrome
- Understand blank episodes and epilepsies with absence seizures
- Improve knowledge of common 'focal epilepsy syndromes'
- Know the criteria for involvement of a paediatric neurologist
- Understand the concept of an epileptic encephalopathy
- Establish aims and approach to 'difficult epilepsies'
This is a 2-day course that will be delivered online in a virtual environment. You are expected to attend for the whole 2 days.
The virtual course will be delivered in exactly the same way as the face-to-face course.
Please download and complete the PET2 precourse workbook (see link above) before attending the course.
Day 1: The history, appearance, diagnosis and investigation of paroxysmal episodes
|09.00-09.30||Registration, tea and coffee|
|09.30-09.40||Welcome and introductions||Whole group|
|09.40-10.20||The epileptic or non-epileptic quiz?||Whole group|
|10.20-11.00||Improving accuracy of diagnosis||Workshop|
|11.00-11.30||An approach to differential diagnoses||Workshop|
|11.30-11.50||Tea and coffee break|
|11.50-12.25||The diagnosis of epilepsies||Whole group|
|12.25-13.00||Effective EEG in principle||Whole group|
|14.00-14.40||Effective EEG in practice||Workshop|
|14.40-15.40||Epilepsy and disability||Workshop|
|15.40-16.00||Tea and coffee break|
|16.00-17.00||To 'treat' or 'not to treat'||Simulation|
|17.00-17.15||Any questions?||Whole group|
|19.30||Course dinner for those who have booked|
Day 2: Epileptic and non-epileptic disorders presenting in infancy and early childhood
|09.00-09.30||Registration, tea and coffee|
|09.35-10.20||Seizures in infants||Whole group|
|11.10-11.30||Tea and coffee break|
|11.30-12.10||Self-limited and pharmaco-responsive focal childhood epilepsies||Workshop|
|12.10-13.10||Complex epilepsies of early childhood||Whole group|
|Complex epilepsies in practice||Workshop|
|14.40-15.00||Tea and coffee break|
|15.00-15.50||Blank episodes in the young child||Whole group|
|15.50-16.00||Feedback and closing questions||Whole group|
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
PET2 has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies. It is suitable for those involved in delivering secondary level care to children with epilepsy.
- Consultant paediatricians and community paediatricians, especially those with particular expertise or responsibility for children with epilepsy
- General practitioners who have, or are developing, an expertise in paediatric epilepsy
- Consultant neurophysiologists
- Epilepsy nurse specialists
- Trainees in paediatrics, paediatric neurology and neurodisability, but only after undertaking a PET1 course
Please note, it is recommended that all those undertaking a PET2 course consider attending a PET1 course first.
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.
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
|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 lifeâ€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 neuroâ€radiological imaging||x||PET 1|
|Have a basic understanding and experience of neuroâ€physiological tests||x||PET 1|
|Understand the principles of prescribing and monitoring therapy||x||PET 1
|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 neuroâ€imaging in investigation||x||PET 1
|Know about the long term implications of epilepsy||x||PET 1
|Know about common epileptic syndromes||x||PET 1
|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
|Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team||x||PET 1
|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
|Be able to make a likely diagnosis||x||PET 1
|Be able to explain likely diagnoses to parents|