Treatment, managment of epilepsy to be discussed at workshop

TEACHERS, child care staff and disability support workers have been invited to join health professionals at Xavier Catholic College from 2pm to 6pm on April 23 to discuss the treatment and management of epilepsy.

Yvette McMurtrie, client services co-ordinator from Epilepsy Queensland, will host the Understanding Epilepsy and Administration of Midazolam Workshop where participants will learn how to recognise and respond appropriately when someone has a seizure.

Participants will also be trained in the use of Midazolam, an emergency medication often prescribed in rural communities because of the distance of hospital and emergency services.

"After a workshop, participants feel more confident that they are able to recognise and respond appropriately to seizures," Ms McMurtrie said.

"Many are surprised by the complexity of epilepsy and are grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the current treatment options now available for people with epilepsy."

Epilepsy is the world's most common brain disorder.

Attending the workshop costs $60 or $20 for epilepsy Queensland members.

Books are essential and to registers, phone 1300 852 853.

Epilepsy Queensland's mascot Little Poss with client services co-ordinator Yvette McMurtrie who is encouraging people to learn more about epilepsy.
Epilepsy Queensland's mascot Little Poss with client services co-ordinator Yvette McMurtrie who is encouraging people to learn more about epilepsy. Contributed