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 Awareness and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam - Full Day

Duration: This eight hour course will enable delegates to recognise and have confidence to support people experiencing different seizure types safely with dignity, and 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 rectal diazepam safely according to the individual care plan.

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

Assessment of learning is carried out during the course through supervised demonstrations, and questions and answers. It is recommended that following this course employer organisations provide work based assessment and initial supervision of practice.

This course is delivered in line with the current Joint Epilepsy Council Guidelines.

Due to the practical component, places are restricted to 10.

Delegates: This course is most suited to those with some existing knowledge of epilepsy and experience of emergency medication procedures as two different medications are covered.

Sample Course Content:

Epilepsy Awareness Covering:

  • Defining epilepsy and some facts
  • Epilepsy and Learning Disability
  • Causes and diagnosis
  • Classification and management of seizures with supportive DVD footage
  • Triggers for seizures
  • Observing and recording
  • Epilepsy and mortality Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Risk assessments and care planning
  • Psychosocial workshop
  • Anti-epileptic drug therapy

The Administration of Buccal Midazolam

  • The emergency situation-Status Epilepticus
  • What is Midazolam?
  • Uses in epilepsy, and other conditions
  • 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

The Administration of Rectal Diazepam

  • Rectal diazepam, what it is, uses in epilepsy, side effects
  • Organisational policy
  • Care planning and recording
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safety
  • Practical demonstration using an anatomical model
  • Possible problems
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Recap question and answer session

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