Posted by Emma Nugent | 26 Mar 2018
Epilepsy affects 55,000 people within Scotland which is 1 in 97 people. The condition itself stems from the brain causing repeat and spontaneous seizures. When these unpredictable seizures take place, the person can lose awareness of their surroundings., and need support from those around them at that time.
If you are with someone having a seizure, there are some helpful things you can do, such as:
When to call the ambulance:
If you are a health professional and would like more information or training on how to support people with epilepsy, then below are a few links to resources, information and training for clinicians.
Epilepsy Action website resource: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/
Scottish Paediatric Epilepsy Network (SPEN): http://www.nsd.scot.nhs.uk/services/nmcn/spen.html
Epilepsy Scotland: http://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/training/info_117.html
Scottish Epilepsy Centre: https://www.scottishepilepsycentre.org.uk/index.php/healthprofessionals/patientreferralsprofessionals
19 Mar 2018 | Emma Nugent
On Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd of November, 2018, will be the EMERGE10: Powered by Curiosity, a celebratory conference marking EMERGE's 10th Anniversary! Topics will cover pre-hospital, emergency and critical care medicine. More details to follow! #EMERGE10 #whydoweresearch To register your interest and find out when the tickets are available to purchase, please feel free to contact Emma Nugent on firstname.lastname@example.org who will notify you of when registration is open.Read more