Administering Buccal Midazolam During a Seizure

The Medication Training Company
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This is a practical half-day workshop teaching how to manage and treat a seizure with rescue medicines such as buccal midazolam.

Learners have their competence individually assessed by an experienced pharmacists or nurse. Theory is studied using video, case studies, discussion and a comprehensive workbook provided on the day.

Theory (prior study via workbook):

  • What causes seizures?
  • Classification of different seizures
  • Individual care plans for epilepsy
  • What are auras?
  • What are the risks from seizures
  • Risk assessment for individuals with epilepsy
  • Psychological, social, and effects on learning associated with epilepsy
  • Epilepsy and learning disabilities
  • Seizure triggers
  • Photosensitive epilepsy
  • Exercise and physical activity in epilepsy
  • Treating epilepsy: medicines, surgery and diet
  • Rescue medication for epilepsy
  • Storage of emergency medication
  • How is rescue medication given
  • Rescue medication:side effects
  • How quickly does rescue medication take to work?
  • Post seizure management
  • What to do if the seizure still doesn’t stop
  • When to call an ambulance?
  • When the seizure ends – record keeping

Practical Face-to-Face Workshop:

  • Understand types of seizure (video clips)
  • Individual care plans and seizure record diaries
  • Demonstrate how to provide first aid during a seizure
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the correct dosage of midazolam
  • Demonstrate when to give midazolam
  • Demonstrate how to administer midazolam to an individual
  • Demonstrate how to monitor the person after giving midazolam
  • Demonstrate how to place an individual in the recovery position (if required)
  • Demonstrate how to monitor for side effects after administering midazolam
  • Demonstrate how to record the administration of midazolam


£675.00 + VAT per workshop (max 12) delivered at your venue.

Optional add on modules:

  1. Administering Rectal Diazepam (30 mins) - add £50
  2. Epilepsy Awareness (2 hours) - add £150

Dates available on arrangement

The Medication Training Company can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

The price per workshop is £675 + VAT for 12 people maximum. Please note that we sign off individual competence for each learner.
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