Angle Training

The Use of Buccal Midazolam (Refresher)

This buccal midazolam training course is for professional carers required to give this medication to treat seizures in the community. It is suitable for residential or care homes, those working in community health, or carers organisations.

Furthermore it also includes practical demonstrations of how to administer from both pre-filled syringes and bottle doses.

Latest guidelines from Epilepsy Nurse Associations for giving buccal midazolam in the community, recommends staff undertake an initial days training on Epilepsy Awareness. Shorter refresher sessions such as this, course would be suitable as a refresher. If you have not previously had a fuller Epilepsy awareness training course you are advised to attend one first.

As a result of buccal midazolam's serious side effects it is strongly recommended that the person dispensing this medication also has the following training:



Course Title:
The Use of Buccal Midazolam (Refresher)
Health & Social Care

2 ½ hours

Max. class size:



A certificate valid for 2 years issued by the instructor

  • What epilepsy is
  • What causes epilepsy
  • How it is diagnosed
  • Different types of seizures
  • Treatment options
  • First aid management for seizures
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Care Planning, and recording mechanisms
  • Risk Assessments
  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Case discussions
  • Further support and information
  • What is Midazolam (different preparations)
  • Indications for use
  • Dosing schedules
  • Benefits of midazolam
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Side effects
  • Difficulties in administration
  • Buccal care plan
  • Safe storage and disposal
  • Duty of care, and accountability
  • Practical demonstration
  • Local policies
  • Seeking further help
  • Potential of misuse
  • Case discussions

* Please note these are covered at a quicker pace as they form the basis of the longer initial session  

Anyone working in an organisation where they may be required to administer Buccal Midazolam.

Following ESNA Guidelines from June 2019 it is recommended that staff complete an initial 4-6 hour day on epilepsy awareness prior to using this shortened version for future refreshers.

£250 for up to 12 people

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