Epilepsy & Buccal Midazolam and/or Rectal Diazepam

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Course Details

Learning Aims and Outcomes

Course Title:  Epilepsy Awareness, Buccal Midazolam, Rectal Diazepam

Course length 6 hours full course, 3 hour refresher course

Maximum number to attend 12

This course is designed for all staff who are involved in the care and wellbeing of individuals with epilepsy.The course aims to provide an understanding of the causes and triggers of seizures, identifying seizure activity and appropriate action in the event of a seizure including administration of emergency rescue medication.

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

Introduction - Definition of Epilepsy


  • What epilepsy is
  • Causes of Epilepsy
  • How epilepsy is diagnosed



  • Types of seizures
  • Signs and symptoms of seizures
  • Recovery position
  • Auras
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Triggers of seizures
  • What to do in an emergency

Treatment of Epilepsy


         Identify the different treatment options including:

  • AEDs
  • VNS
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Surgery

Emergency Rescue Medication

         Understand the reasons why Emergency Rescue Medication is administered.

Buccal Midazolam


  • What is Buccal Midazolam
  • Contra indications and precautions
  • Interactions
  • Side Effects
  • Individual Seizure Management Plan

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