Buccal Midazolam Training – Treating Prolonged Seizures
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A practical face-to-face workshop teaching how to manage and treat a seizure with rescue medicines such as buccal midazolam. Learners have their competence individually assessed by an experienced pharmacists or nurse. Theory is studied using video, case studies, discussion and a comprehensive workbook provided on the day.
3.5 hour workshop
Staff in all health and social care settings, transport staff and schools.
Provides the learning outcomes set out in “Best practice guidelines for training professional carers in the administration of Buccal (Oromucosal) Midazolam for the treatment of prolonged and / or clusters of epileptic seizures”. Epilepsy Nurses Association (ESNA) June 2019.
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
Exercise and physical activity in 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
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
We assess knowledge with an assessment on the day. We will assess your individual competency to administer buccal midazolam on the face to face workshop.
£70 per person (for open courses) or £600 per workshop at your venue (max 12 people). VAT applies. See add-on modules for this course below
Extend your epilepsy training course with additional add-ons.
Administering rectal diazepam
A 45-minute module that can be added onto the above workshop where the trainer will demonstrate how to administer rectal diazepam and learners will be assessed.
ADD £50 + VAT
The Joint Epilepsy Council require learners to receive epilepsy awareness training in addition to emergency medication training. Our 3.5-hour course (above) provides the epilepsy awareness training in a workbook which is studied either before, or on the day of the workshop. As an alternative, we can run this 2-hour module at the start of the workshop which takes the epilepsy awareness information from the workbook and teaches it in an additional face-to-face module.
ADD £150 + VAT