Buccal Midazolam and Epilepsy awareness Training

Buccal Midazolam is an alternative treatment to rectal diazepam and works as a relaxant to assist in controlling certain types of seizure. This 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.

This course covers both Epilepsy awareness and Buccal Midazolam administering. If you require the Buccal Midazolam training only then please visit the Buccal Midazolam training page.


Buccal Midazolam and Epilepsy awareness Training for Care Homes in LiverpoolBuccal Midazolam is an emergency rescue medication prescribed by a medical practitioner or nurse prescriber for the control of continuous or prolonged seizures which at times can be a lifesaving procedure.

It is administered by a trained person to the buccal mucosa (between the gums and cheek) and is receiving wide spread acceptance due to its effectiveness in stopping seizures and its social acceptability.

Buccal Midazolam administering is a more dignified procedure than the administering of rectal diazepam. Privacy and dignity are not comprimised and in medical situations where rectal diazepam is not possible to apply, then buccal midazolam is an effective alternative.

Course duration

Full Day – This course comprises of two sessions. The morning Session will focus on epilepsy awareness and the afternoon session will focus on the administration of Buccal Midazolam. We are flexible with Start times to accommodate the needs of your business. Please feel free to discuss your timings with us.

Buccal Midazolam and Epilepsy awareness Training – Who should attend this course?

This course is ideal for the care staff sector or nurses who need to have a greater understanding of Epilepsy and whose responsibilities include the administering of Buccal Midazolam. We can deliver this course to any Care Home Organisation in Liverpool directly in their workplace. Primarily aimed at those who care for patients with Epilepsy in the nursing and care industry, including:

  • Nursing Homes
  • Residential Care Homes
  • Independent Healthcare Agencies

  • Residential Family Centre’s
  • Domiciliary Care Agencies
  • Children’s Homes

Where Can I attend this Course?

We can deliver ‘in house’ training at your Business venue and can provide you with a competitive price for group training. We can deliver any of the above courses at your place of work.

The ‘on site’ training option is particularly cost effective for Companies that have several people requiring training at the same time (usually 6 or more people). In addition to this there are many other benefits to arranging a first aid training course ‘on site’:

  • Choosing your own venue gives greater convenience.
  • Travelling and accommodation costs can be reduced or removed.
  • A greater choice of course types are available.
  • The course content can be tailored to your exact requirements.
  • Businesses and Organisations can choose a suitable time to run their course.
  • Courses can be run anywhere in the UK.


Buccal Midazolam and Epilepsy awareness training – course Aims

The Buccal Midazolam administering training module has been designed to meet the Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC) guidelines. The aim of the course is to give the delegates the knowledge and skills and to help them gain a better understanding of epilepsy. Delegates are also instructed in the administering of Buccal Midazolam medication, Course content includes:

This Course is split into two sessions and the course Content includes:

Morning Session:
Epilepsy Awareness

  • Introduction to epilepsy
  • Identifying causes of Epilepsy
  • Recognising seizures and delivering first aid
  • Types of seizures
  • When to call emergency services
  • Seizure triggers
  • Medication side effects
  • Treatment options
  • Lifestyle issues
  • How to manage & record different types of seizure
  • Epilepsy Care Plan

Afternoon Session:
Buccal Midazolam 

  • What is Midazolam?
  • Uses for Epilepsy and other conditions
  • Advantages of Buccal Midazolam
  • Protocol and when to administer
  • Side effects
  • How to prepare Buccal Midazolam
  • Care Plans
  • Convulsive and non convulsive status
  • Practical demonstration
  • What to do if ineffective
  • Duty of care issues
  • Assessment and Feedback

Assessment and Certification:

There will be continued assessment throughout the course by the tutor. Each Candidate will receive a Certificate of attendance which is valid for 2 years. It is recommended that an employer organisation provides work based assessment and initial supervision in practice in addition to this training. It is further recommended that a refresher course be attended within 2 years of completion of the training course.

For more information on Buccal Midazolam please visit the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) pages on this subject.

For more information on our Buccal Midazolam and Epilepsy awareness training by Liverpool Training Solutions and how we can help you find the right training courses for your business please email us. Or alternatively, call us on 0151 515 0416 and speak with one of our training Consultants.