Improving Access to Epilepsy Care: Nursing Strategies
25 January 2023, 19:00 - 20:00 Coordinated Universal Time
Melbourne, Australia 6 am | US East Coast 2 pm | France 8 pm | Kenya 10 pm
Timely access to diagnosis and treatment for epilepsy as well as help living with epilepsy are critical needs for people with seizures/epilepsy and families. Unfortunately, too many people do not get timely diagnosis, adequate care, or essential education.
Worldwide, nurses play unique and varied professional roles by improving access to epilepsy care and information. Specialized nurses contribute to care through nurse-based clinics, research, or providing services in community settings. In resource limited settings, nurses are essential to filling treatment gaps.
This webinar will feature examples of nursing practices and how they enhance access to epilepsy care in different regions.
Moderator: Sandra Dewar PhD, RN, FAES, FAAN, Virginia Commonweath University, VA, USA
Speakers and topics:
Role of Nurses in Improving Epilepsy Care in Africa
Jane von Gaudecker, PhD, RN, AGCNS, FAES, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indiana, USA
Symon Kariuki, DPhil, MSc, BScN, KEMRI, Kilifi, Kenya, Africa
The Epilepsy Specialist Nurse in the United Kingdom
Melesina Goodwin, RN, Bsc hons, MSC
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Improved Access to Ketogenic Diet Therapies for Children: A Project Review
Jillian Bicknell-Royle, RN
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
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