Specific and relevant to service users, it was an excellent course with helpful handouts. It is good to have a trainer who is so enthusiastic about the subject matter.

- Senior Support Worker - Kingwood

Epilepsy and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam Refresher- Half Day

Duration: This four hour course will enable delegates to reaffirm knowledge gained from their previous full day of epilepsy awareness and buccal midazolam training, with additional information concerning recent epilepsy related developments/ research.

All will have an opportunity to assess their individual epilepsy knowledge through completing the epilepsy questionnaire and have opportunity to discuss their individual experiences or concerns.

All will be able to recognise the emergency situation and act as appropriate.

This training will equip delegates with an understanding of the theory & practice of administering buccal midazolam, and the knowledge to administer buccal midazolam safely according to the individual care plan.

This training facilitates safe and appropriate administration of this medication providing all the necessary guidelines, policies and procedures are in place and followed.

Due to the practical component, places are restricted to 12.

Delegates: Those who have previously attended a full days training in Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam and have gained experience in caring for people with epilepsy.

The administration of buccal midazolam is an emergency rescue treatment and in many settings will not be used on a regular basis; it is therefore considered good practice to attend a refresher course within 2 years of completing the full training.

Assessment of learning is carried out during the course through supervised demonstrations, and questions and answers.

Sample course content:

Epilepsy Recap and update:

  • Epilepsy Recap and update:
  • Updated epilepsy information
  • Supportive seizure footage
  • Self assessment epilepsy questionnaire
  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Anti-epileptic drug therapy

Buccal Midazolam Administration:

  • The emergency situation-Status Epilepticus
  • What is Midazolam?
  • Uses in epilepsy, and other conditions
  • Appropriate doses
  • Practical demonstration and DVD demonstration
  • Possible difficulties in administration
  • Overdose identification / action
  • Action if midazolam is ineffective
  • Organisational policy/protocols
  • Individual care planning and recording
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safety
  • Duty of care issues
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Recap question and answer session
  • Evaluations

For more information about this course and to discuss your requirements call us on 01939 236383 or via our contact form.