The course was excellent, with lots of discussions, examples and useful handouts.

- Support Worker - Headway

Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam Administration Refresher

Duration: This six hour course will enable delegates to reaffirm knowledge gained from their previous full day of epilepsy awareness buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam training, with additional information concerning recent epilepsy related developments/ research.

All will have an opportunity to assess their individual epilepsy knowledge through completing the epilepsy questionnaire and have opportunity to discuss their individual experiences or concerns.

All will be able to recognise the emergency situation and act as appropriate.

This training will equip delegates with an understanding of the theory & practice of administering buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam safely according to the individual care plan.

This training facilitates safe and appropriate administration of this medication providing all the necessary guidelines, policies and procedures are in place and followed.

Due to the practical component, places are restricted to 10.

Delegates: Those who have previously attended a full days training in Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam and have gained experience in caring for people with epilepsy.

The administration of buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam are emergency rescue treatments and in many settings will not be used on a regular basis; it is therefore considered good practice to attend a refresher course within 2 years of completing the full training.

Sample Course Content:

Epilepsy Recap and update:

  • Updated epilepsy information
  • Supportive seizure footage
  • Self assessment epilepsy questionnaire
  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Anti-epileptic drug therapy

Buccal Midazolam and Rectal diazepam Administration:

  • The emergency situation-Status Epilepticus
  • What is Midazolam?
  • Uses in epilepsy, and other conditions
  • Practical demonstration and DVD demonstration
  • Possible difficulties in administration
  • Overdose identification / action
  • Action if midazolam is ineffective
  • Organisational policy/protocols
  • Individual care planning and recording
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safety
  • Duty of care issues
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Rectal diazepam, what it is, uses in epilepsy, side effects
  • Organisational policy
  • Care planning and recording
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safety
  • Practical demonstration using an anatomical model
  • Possible problems
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Recap question and answer session

For more information about this course and to discuss your requirements call us on 01939 236383 or via our contact form.