By clicking on the links in the menu boxes you will find documents to help record your history taking, a medication history sheet enables you to have a clear record of medication's taken in past. Titration charts are available to give to parents when introducing a new medicine. There is also an information sheet if you have a child starting the Ketogenic Diet in relation to compatible medicines.
Within the members only section you will find The South East Thames Children’s Epilepsy Group guidelines (2013). They were produced to help Paediatricians, Paediatricians in training, Paediatric Neurologists and Paediatric Neurologists in training when investigating, diagnosing and managing children and young people with epilepsy and other paroxysmal disorders. They do not replace other teaching resources and those professionals using these guidelines are encouraged to attend the Paediatric Epilepsy Training (PET) courses run through the BPNA (British Paediatric Neurology Association).
The guidelines explain the use of EEG's and MRI's in children in relation to epilepsy and seizures.
There is detailed explanation of the different investigations, including neuro-metabolic and genetic to consider with infants, children and adolescents.
There are general guidelines for managing children's seizures including a management protocol for status epilepticus.
The SE Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group are keen to support training and further learning in childrens’ epilepsy. To this end a bursary scheme has been created to offer some financial support – currently this is a maximum of £200 per application but this may change in the future. It is confined to staff working in the SE Thames region and is strictly for training in epilepsy eg PET Courses, Epilepsy Nurse training. It is open to health professionals of all disciplines and some preference may be offered to staff who do not have access to any study leave funding or other training budgets. Following a successful application that individual can reapply subsequently but only after an interval of two years. All applications must be endorsed by a SETPEG member and on the application form.
A response should be issued within three working weeks We advise application at least three months in advance of training.