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Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Training

Latest guidelines from Epilepsy Nurse Association for giving buccal midazolam in the community, recommends staff undertake an initial days training on Epilepsy Awareness combined with buccal midazolam. This course meets all requirements of these guidelines. 

The first part of the course focuses on what epilepsy is, how seizures may appear, the diagnosis proccess and basic first aid requirements. Throughtout the session we then explore risk assessments, sudden epileptic death along with social-cultural factors. During the later part of the course we focus on the actual buccal midazolam. Placebo syringes are available for staff to handle so they are familar with packaging and we will explore not only the giving of the medication, but also the preparation, paperwork and side effects of the medication. 

Please note the list of topics are the same as on the shorter refresher course, however covered at a slower pace for those new to the field.

If you have undertaken this style of course before and just require a refresher, then this one may be more suitable for you.

Course Title:
Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Training
Health & Social Care

4 hours

Max. class size:



A digital certificate valid for 2 years issued by the instructor.

  • What epilepsy is
  • What causes epilepsy
  • How is it diagnosed
  • Different types of seizure
  • Treatment options
  • First aid for seizures
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Care planning, and recording mechanisms
  • Risk Assessments
  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Case discussions
  • Further support and information
  • Living with stigma
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Cultural awareness
  • Psychiatric co- morbidities
  • What is midaolam
  • Indications for use
  • Dosing schedules
  • Benefits of midazolam
  • Respiratory depression
  • Side Effects
  • Difficulties in administration
  • Buccal care plans
  • Safe storage and disposal
  • Duty of care, and accountability
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Local polices
  • Seeking further help
  • Potential of misuse
  • Case discussions


This course is designed for those new to working within community settings with epileptic individuals.

£300 for up to 12 people.

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