PET Week, Oxford – 19-23 September 2016
This provides the opportunity to attend the full series of PET courses (levels 1-3) all in one go at the same venue or a combination of courses (provided that the previous level has already been undertaken beforehand).
PET3 concentrates on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood, older children and adolescents. It follows the format of PET2, with an emphasis on interactive sessions including workshops, debates, video and other quizzes and to really excite you we will be getting our actors out for another session of roleplay.
- To understand reflex seizures and photosensitivity
- To consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding episodes with headache and/or visual symptoms
- To consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding nocturnal episodes
- To consider presentations and differentials of episodes presenting as altered behaviour
- To appreciate the variety and limitations of the available evidence for making an informed choice of anticonvulsant
- To consider evidence base and treatment options applied to ‘real life’ scenarios
- To explore different therapies which help children with ‘drug resistant epilepsy’
- To improve our knowledge of regulation, risks and reasonable precaution
- To discuss case studies in which epilepsy presents later in childhood and adolescence
- To consider the risk of death and AEDs in pregnancy
- To reflect on a range of strategies regarding risk communication
- To discuss the importance of recognising common associated conditions in children with epilepsies
- To consider effective communication strategies with young people and their families about their epilepsy and related issues
- To explore the role of the clinician and specialist nurse in promoting independence of the young person
- To be able to discuss risks and benefits of AED withdrawal
PET2 & 3 have been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies. It is suitable for those involved in delivering secondary level care to children with epilepsy, particularly those with a lead role in childhood epilepsy.
You must attend PET2 before attending PET3.
Book your place at: https://www.bpna.org.uk/bpna-courses/index.php