BPNA PET1  Courses – Virtual, Friday 18 March 2022

There are still places available on the PET1 virtual course due to take place on Friday 18 March 2022. 

By mdavidfeveck · 20 January 2022

BPNA PET1  Courses

PET1 Virtual, Friday 18 March 2022

Book your place at: https://courses.bpna.org.uk/ecomm_product_buy.php?courseid=701

This is a 1-day course that will be delivered online in a virtual environment via zoom.  You are expected to attend for the whole day. The virtual course will be delivered in exactly the same way as the face-to-face course.

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.

This course 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. 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

For more information on the PET courses, please click the following link https://courses.bpna.org.uk/index.php?page=paediatric-epilepsy-training.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Francesca Cassidy

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