Administering Buccal Midazolam During a Seizure

Course Overview

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.

Duration

3.5 hour workshop

Aimed at

Staff in all health and social care settings, transport staff and schools.

Mapping

Delivers the learning outcomes specified by the Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland

Learning Outcomes

Theory:

  • 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

Assessment

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.

Price

(up to 12 people)

£495 + VAT (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

Epilepsy awareness

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