Epilepsy & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam (non-RQF)

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

An Understanding of Epilepsy, Seizure First Aid and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam (non-RQF)

Course overview:

The "An Understanding of Epilepsy, Seizure First Aid and Simulated Administration of Buccal Midazolam" course has been designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of epilepsy, its management, and the correct administration of buccal midazolam during seizure emergencies. Epilepsy is a prevalent neurological disorder, and buccal midazolam is administered as an emergency treatment to halt prolonged or repeated seizures. This course provides both theoretical comprehension and practical training to ensure participants can respond effectively to seizure emergencies.

Course duration:

1 day (6 hours)

Course content:

  • Epilepsy overview
  • Types of seizures
  • Causes and triggers associated with epilepsy
  • Management approaches for epilepsy
  • Emergency Seizure Management Plan
  • Seizure First Aid
  • Administering pre-filled Buccal Midazolam

Course objectives:

  1. Understanding Epilepsy:
    • Define epilepsy and its various types.
    • Explore the causes, triggers, and risk factors associated with epilepsy.
  2. Epilepsy Diagnosis and Classification:
    • Describe the process of diagnosing epilepsy, including medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests.
    • Classify epilepsy types based on seizure characteristics and aetiology.
  3. Epilepsy Management Strategies:
    • Understand the principles of epilepsy management, including lifestyle modifications, seizure triggers avoidance, and medication adherence.
    • Discuss the role of comprehensive care in achieving seizure control.
  4. Buccal Midazolam as an Emergency Treatment:
    • Explain the role of buccal midazolam in managing acute epileptic seizures.
    • Learn about the pharmacology, dosage, and administration of buccal midazolam.
  5. Indications for Buccal Midazolam Administration:
    • Identify situations and circumstances that warrant the administration of buccal midazolam.
    • Understand the importance of early intervention in seizure clusters and status epilepticus.
  6. Administration Techniques:
    • Develop practical skills in safely and effectively administering buccal midazolam.
    • Emphasise the importance of proper positioning and patient safety during administration.
  7. Documentation and Reporting:
    • Stress the importance of accurate and timely documentation of buccal midazolam administration.
    • Provide guidelines for maintaining clear and organized records.
  8. Crisis Management and De-Escalation:
    • Develop skills in managing seizure emergencies.
    • Ensure safety for both individuals with epilepsy and caregivers.
  9. Communication and Education:
    • Enhance communication skills to provide clear instructions and reassurance to individuals with epilepsy and their caregivers.
    • Promote patient and caregiver education on buccal midazolam administration and seizure management.
  10. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
    • Outline legal and ethical aspects related to the administration of buccal midazolam.
    • Ensure compliance with patient rights, informed consent, and confidentiality.
  11. Cultural Competence:
    • Foster cultural competence in caring for individuals from diverse backgrounds who may experience epilepsy.
    • Respect cultural beliefs and practices related to epilepsy and healthcare.

By the end of the "Understanding Epilepsy, Seizure First Aid, and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam Training Course," participants should have the knowledge to recognize and respond to epileptic seizures effectively, administer buccal midazolam when necessary, and provide compassionate care and support to individuals living with epilepsy and their families.

Course features:

  • Interactive Classroom Sessions: Engaging classroom instruction led by experienced healthcare educators to facilitate understanding and skill development.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Hands-on, live demonstrations.
  • Skills Practice: Opportunities for participants to practice relevant procedures under the guidance of instructors.
  • Scenario-Based Training: Real-life scenarios and case studies to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Question and Answer Sessions: Interactive discussions and Q&A sessions to address participant inquiries and concerns.
  • Peer Learning: Collaborative learning among participants, allowing for the exchange of experiences and insights.
  • Safety Protocols: Emphasis on safety protocols, infection control measures, and adherence to healthcare guidelines.
  • Blended Learning: All of our face-to-face training courses utilise the “Blended Learning teaching approach that combines traditional in-person classroom teaching with online digital learning activities. This aims to leverage the strengths of both face-to-face and online learning to create a more effective educational experience which promotes safe and confident practice.

Target audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • School and Education professionals

Assessment and Certification:

Participants will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, these typically consist of written assessments, practical demonstrations, and scenario-based assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certificate to evidence their participation.


This course overview is a general guideline and can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences, therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking.

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