Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Administration Training

  • In the UK, there are over 600,000 people with epilepsy. Around seven in every ten people with epilepsy can have their seizures controlled with the right dose of the right drug. However, uncontrolled seizures, or even a single breakthrough seizure, can have a huge impact on a person’s working life. This training is to provide an insight into what epilepsy is and how you can understand some of the needs of people with epilepsy in the workplace.
  • Immediate emergency care is required for children, young people and adults who have prolonged seizures more than 5 minutes or repeated three or more in an hour convulsive seizure. Buccal midazolam is recommended by NICE as the first line treatment of prolonged or repeated seizures in the community, rectal diazepam is an alternative. These may be prescribed for use in individuals who have had a previous episode of prolonged or serial convulsive epileptic seizures. It is therefore important that rapid treatment is given to stop the seizures and therefore prevent status epilepticus.
  • Treatment should be administered by trained clinical personnel. If trained clinical personnel are not available, family members and carers can administer the treatment after appropriate training and following an individually agreed care plan. The diagnosis of epilepsy should be confirmed by a consultant neurologist or paediatrician. If the seizure does not stop within 10 minutes of administering the treatment, referral to Medical Team in clinical settings or an ambulance should be called when individual is working in community settings.

Course Contents:

  • Legislation and Related Guidelines
  • Understanding Your Role
  • Privacy and Dignity
  • Risk Assessment
  • Definition of Epilepsy
  • Prevalence
  • Factors can precipitate Epilepsy
  • Seizures- Partial and Generalised
  • Stages of Tonic/Clonic Seizures
  • When the Seizure Movement Starts, Stopped and Recovery
  • Lifestyle Implications- Child, Adolescent and Adult
  • Organisational Policy and Procedure
  • Seizures Monitoring
  • Possible difficulties
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Use of Midazolam and Dosage
  • Indications and Effects of Midazolam
  • Convulsive and Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus
  • Buccal or Nasal administration of Midazolam (Practical)
  • Management Use of Midazolam and Appropriate dose
  • The Use of Midazolam in Community
  • Who can Administer Midazolam
  • Case Study
  • Monitoring Forms
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • SBAR- Handover/Referrals
  • Practical demonstration and Assessment Using Anatomical Model

Target Audience: Healthcare Professionals
Fee: £80
Duration: 7 CPD Educational Hours

Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.