Epilepsy Awareness & Buccal Midazolam

Course Highlights

  • Delivered in your own workplace
  • Certificates issued on successful completion
  • Course mapped to QCF units
  • Delivered by experienced and qualified trainers
  • Fun and Interactive
  • Detailed course information here

Course Price: £550.00 Plus VAT Including Certification

Course Details

Epilepsy Awareness & Buccal Midazolam Administration – Short Course


This course is delivered over 6 hours in your workplace and provides good awareness of Epilepsy Awareness in the first half and Administration of Buccal Midazolam in the second half. The course follows the guidelines given by the Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland. Course Content a) Epilepsy Awareness * What is epilepsy * Causes * How a diagnosis is made * Types of seizures (as per International League Against Epilepsy) * Treatment with anti-epileptic medication and side effects * First Aid * Status Epilepticus * Psycological issues for people with epilepsy * Sources of information and support b) The administration of buccal midazolam * what midazolam is * its uses for epilepsy and other conditions * indications for the use of midazolam * different routes of delivery and appropriate doses when given buccally * the benefits of buccal midazolam * practical demonstration using video and/or volunteer * possible difficulties in administrations * consequences of too much midazolam being given, and how this can be identified * appropriate action to be planned in case of overdose * action if midazolam is ineffective c) Health & Safety issues * risk assessment * the individual care plan * secure storage and safe disposal * duty of care issues * legal responsibilities of teachers, carers etc * awareness of local policies on the administration of buccal midazolam Delegates will be provided with a certificate of attendance on successful completion of this course. Entry Requirements:  Learners must be 16 years or over and working in the social care sector.

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