Paediatric Epilepsy Training (PET)

Paediatric Epilepsy Training (PET) is a series of three, one- and two-day courses that train healthcare workers to better diagnose and treat children with seizures. The aim is to reduce misdiagnosis and to improve care for children and adolescents with epilepsy. The course is currently taught across five continents and is taught by local faculty who have been trained by BPNA. Six months after the course, 71% of PET1 graduates tell us that their history-taking has improved and 72% are better able to distinguish between epileptic and non-epileptic events. We continue to take the course to new countries and are open to approaches from anyone interested in launching PET in their country.

Start date: 1 January 2005
Regions: Africa, Asia & Oceania, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Lead institution: British Paediatric Neurology Association
Location: International
Principal investigator / organizer: Professor Martin Kirkpatrick
Patient age: Pediatric
Type of project: Healthcare professional education
Funding sources: Foundation, Professional society
Project needs: Volunteers, Funding, Interest from new countries wanting PET and collaborations with other organisations or initiatives

Contact: Jessica Ball, International Development Manager, BPNA