Buccal Midazolam Administration and Seizure Management

An Understanding of Epilepsy with the Simulated Administration of Rescue Medication (Buccal Midazolam, Rectal Diazepam or Rectal Paraldehyde)

Our Understanding of Epilepsy training course can benefit from optional “add-ons” depending upon your patient / service user requirements for Rescue Medication.

The most commonly prescribed rescue medication for epilepsy and prolonged or cluster seizures is Buccal Midazolam, although our specialist nurse educators can also deliver individualised training should the individual be prescribed rectal diazepam or rectal paraldehyde.


Emergency seizures: prolonged or cluster

Currently available rescue medication

The NICE Guidelines for the treatment and management of epilepsy seizures

The benefits and risks of rescue medication

The Seizure Management Plan and Rescue Medication prescription

The advantages and disadvantages to Buccal Midazolam, Rectal Diazepam, and Rectal Paraldehyde

How to administer rescue medication (depending upon the course option, this will be specific to the local needs assessment)

Aftercare and Management following administration

Storage and Health and Safety Requirements

All our Epilepsy training courses comply with Joint Epilepsy Council training guidelines and standards for Rescue Medication.


3 – 6 hours

If you require any advice as to what Epilepsy training option will meet your unique organisational or patient / service user requirements then please contact us for our expert recommendations. Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice following completion of our training courses. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments then please do contact us.

Please note...

This training course is only available to employers (NHS Trusts, CCG's, Care Providers, Independent Hospitals) that are able to provide onsite training facilities for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

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