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Buccal Midazolam Training – Treating Prolonged Seizures

Buccal Midazolam Training – Treating Prolonged Seizures

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Date(s) - 02/10/2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Premier Meeting Rooms, 638-640 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 3JW
638-640 Wandsworth Road

Course Overview

A practical face-to-face workshop that teaches and assesses competence to administer buccal midazolam during a prolonged seizure. Learners are taught (and assessed by) Neil Williamson, an experienced Epilepsy Nurse Specialist. Theory is studied using video, case studies, discussion and a comprehensive workbook provided on the day.  The course delivers the new learning outcomes for Epilepsy Awareness (in the workbook) and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam (on the practical course) as specified by the Epilepsy Nurse Association (ESNA) which replaced the Joint Epilepsy Council’s learning outcomes in June 2019.

Learning Outcomes


  • What causes seizures?
  • Different types of seizure
  • Individual healthcare plans for epilepsy
  • What are auras?
  • Risks from seizures
  • Risk assessing for people with epilepsy
  • The psychological, social, and effects on learning epilepsy can have
  • Learning disabilities and epilepsy
  • Seizure triggers
  • Photosensitive epilepsy
  • Exercise and physical activity in epilepsy
  • Treating epilepsy
  • Emergency medication for epilepsy
  • Storing emergency medication for epilepsy
  • How is rescue medication given
  • Side effects of rescue medication
  • How quickly does rescue medication take to work?
  • Post seizure management
  • What to do if the seizure still doesn’t stop
  • When to call an ambulance?
  • When the seizure ends – record keeping

Practical workshop:

  • Understand types of seizure (video clips)
  • Individual care plans and seizure record diaries
  • Demonstrate how to provide first aid during a seizure
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the correct dosage of Epistatus
  • Demonstrate when to give midazolam
  • Demonstrate how to administer midazolam (Buccolam and Epistatus) to an individual
  • Explain what vitals to check after giving midazolam and what side effects to look or
  • Demonstrate how to place an individual in the recovery position (if required)
  • Demonstrate how to monitor for side effects after administering midazolam
  • Demonstrate how to record the administration of midazolam


£70.00 + VAT

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