Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Course Details
Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam
Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam Course
This Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Buccal Midazolam course. The is a 3-hour course, and certificates last 2 years as per recommendation by the Joint Epilepsy Council. The course covers different types of Epilepsy and Seizures and the medication using Buccal Midazolam. It also covers the side affects, effects, dose, record keeping and after treatment care.
Buccal Midazolam is an alternative treatment to rectal diazepam and works as a relaxant to assist in controlling certain types of seizure. We also offer Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Rectal Diazepam course.
- Have an understanding of epilepsy and epilepsy management
- Have an understanding of the physiological and cultural effects of epilepsy
- Understand the importance of care plans and risk assessments to ensure a safe treatment and effective treatment
- Be able to recognise seizures and deliver the correct first aid where necessary
- Recognise and emergency situation and take the appropriate action
- Understand the theory and practice of administering Buccal Midazolam
- Have knowledge to administer Buccal Midazolam in accordance with the individual care plan
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.
- What is epilepsy?
- How a diagnosis is made
- Types of seizures (with reference to current classification of the International League Against Epilepsy)
- Treatment with anti-epileptic medication and side effects
- First aid
- Status epilepticus
- Psychosocial issues for people with epilepsy, including cultural issues
- Sources of information and support for people with epilepsy, their families and carers
- What midazolam is
- Its uses for epilepsy and other conditions
- Indications for the use of midazolam
- Different routes of delivery and appropriate doses when given buccally
- The benefits of buccal midazolam
- Practical demonstration using video and/or volunteer
- Possible difficulties in administrations (e.g. excessive salivation, injury to mouth, etc)
- Consequences of too much midazolam being given, and how this can be identified
- Appropriate action to be planned in case of an overdose
- Action if midazolam is ineffective
- Risk assessment
- The individual care plan
- Secure storage and safe disposal
- Duty of care issues
- Legal responsibilities of teachers, carers, etc.
- Awareness of local policies on the administration of buccal midazolam