Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Train the Trainer

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

GA Level 4 Award in Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Instruction (Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Train the Trainer / Instructors Course

Course overview:

The "Level 4 Award in Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Instruction" represents an advanced course crafted to equip healthcare professionals with comprehensive knowledge and advanced practical skills required for instructing and training others in the administration of buccal midazolam for individuals with epilepsy. This course delves into training on epilepsy management, seizure recognition, and developing instruction in the safe and effective administration of buccal midazolam during emergencies.

Course duration:

16 Hours of face-to-face tuition spanning 2 days

64 Hours of self-directed study distributed over a maximum of 12 weeks

Course content:

  • Epilepsy fundamentals
  • Seizure first aid
  • Buccal midazolam overview
  • Administration of buccal midazolam
  • Aftercare and monitoring
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Building confidence
  • Effective inclusive teaching, learning and assessment practice

Course objectives:

  1. Comprehensive understanding of epilepsy:
    • develop an in-depth understanding of epilepsy, its types, and its impact on individuals.
    • explore the causes, triggers, and risk factors associated with epilepsy.
  2. Epilepsy diagnosis and management:
    • describe the process of diagnosing epilepsy, including medical history, diagnostic tests, and seizure classification.
    • outline the principles of epilepsy management, including lifestyle modifications, medication adherence, and seizure precautions.
  3. Role of buccal midazolam in seizure management:
    • explain the role of buccal midazolam in managing acute epileptic seizures, including status epilepticus and seizure clusters.
    • summarise the pharmacology, dosage, and administration of buccal midazolam.
  4. Buccal midazolam administration techniques:
    • demonstrate safe and effective techniques for administering buccal midazolam, emphasizing proper positioning and patient safety.
    • teach participants to assess and recognise when buccal midazolam is indicated.
  5. Assessment and decision-making:
    • develop skills in assessing seizure emergencies and determining the appropriate course of action, including the decision to administer buccal midazolam.
    • emphasise the importance of timely intervention.
  6. Teaching and training strategies:
    • learn effective teaching and training strategies to educate healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals with epilepsy about buccal midazolam administration.
    • create engaging and informative training materials and sessions.
  7. Communication and patient 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.
  8. Simulation and practical training:
    • organise and facilitate simulated training sessions for buccal midazolam administration, including role-play scenarios and skill assessments.
    • ensure participants can confidently teach and supervise the administration process.
  9. Documentation and reporting:
    • stress the importance of accurate and timely documentation of buccal midazolam administration, patient responses, and any adverse events.
    • provide guidelines for maintaining clear records.
  10. Crisis management:
    • develop skills in managing seizure emergencies ensuring safety for both individuals and caregivers.
  11. Legal and ethical considerations:
    • discuss legal and ethical aspects of buccal midazolam administration, informed consent, patient rights, and documentation requirements.
  12. Certification and evaluation:
    • establish criteria and methods for evaluating the competence of individuals being trained in buccal midazolam administration.
    • ensure participants are capable of conducting effective training sessions and assessments.

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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