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12-5-2010 | National Epilepsy Week - Brainwave to launch Nurses Information Pack

12 May 2010
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Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association is to launch a new information pack for nurses as part of National Epilepsy Week 2010, which takes place from May 17th - 23rd.

The resource will be targeted at specific categories of nursing and over 20,000 packs will be distributed nationwide over the summer months.

This is Brainwave's fourth information pack especially designed for a specific audience, following on from similar initiatives for GPs, employers and teachers in recent years.

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The Nurses pack contains six information leaflets and four posters.

Leaflets:

  • About Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy and Paediatrics
  • Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability
  • Epilepsy and Women
  • Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Helping Your Patient

Posters

  • Seizure Management Chart
  • Adult Medication Chart
  • Children's Medication chart
  • International League Against Epilepsy Classification of Epilepsy Syndromes

The pack has been developed over the past 18 months by a team of hard working writers, all of whom we at Brainwave would like to thank:

  • Denise Cunningham, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy Services, Brainwave and The Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin
  • Sinead Murphy, Community Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Brainwave and Beaumont Hospital
  • Geraldine Dunne, National Information Officer, Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association
  • Maria Keegan, Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
  • Grainne Griffin, Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
  • Therese Danaher, Lecturer in Intellectual Disability Nursing, School of Nursing, Dublin City University
  • Cora Flynn, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Epilepsy, Beaumont Hospital

We would also like to acknowledge the contribution of the following people:

  • Elizabeth (Noddy) Dempsey, Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Ann Connolly, Paediatric Neurology Nurse Specialist, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating The National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin
  • Suzanne Crowley, Paediatric Neurology Nurse Specialist, Temple Street Hospital
  • Moinne Howlett, Paediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
  • The Epilepsy Programme staff at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
  • Paul Sharkey, Brainwave
  • Claire Dowdall

Brainwave would also like to thank the following funders whose support enabled the production of this important information resource:

  • UCB (Pharma) Ireland Ltd. who have provided an unrestricted educational grant towards this project
  • The People in Need Trust
  • Everyone who represented Brainwave in the 2008 Dublin Women's Mini-Marathon
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