Understanding Epilepsy & optional Administration of Midazolam (online course) 7 May 2021


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Understanding epilepsy – Morning session 10am until 1pm

The course will provide you with knowledge and a clear perspective of understanding and managing difficult epilepsy. The course includes information on:

  • common types of seizures
  • diagnostic process
  • treatment for epilepsy
  • first aid for seizures
  • how epilepsy can affect the person, family, friends, carers, and the wider community
  • how to administer emergency medication


Administration of Midazolam – Afternoon session 2pm until 4pm

The afternoon session will help you understand the principles and safety aspects which relate to the administration of emergency medications such as buccal/nasal midazolam, and rectal diazepam/paraldehyde (on request).

You will learn how to act within the guidelines of the individual care plan/protocol. You will be shown the practical procedure of administering these medications.

This course is assessed and will certify the individual as having:

  • a good basic understanding of what epilepsy is and how it is treated
  • awareness of the more common types of epilepsy
  • an understanding of first aid guidelines for seizures including the appropriate use of emergency medication
  • the practical procedure of administering buccal midazolam
  • an awareness of the legal and practical implications of administering emergency medication
  • an awareness of the implications of the use of buccal and nasal midazolam


Additional information


Full day – Understanding epilepsy/admin Midazolam 10am-4pm, Half day – Understanding epilepsy 10am-1pm


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