Epilepsy Awareness & Administration of Buccal Midazolam & Rectal Diazepam

Who is This Course For?

This Course provides an insight into epilepsy awareness, practical seizure management and the administration of both rectal diazepam and Buccal midazolam.

The course is suitable for anyone who is authorised to administer rectal diazepam and buccal midazolam as prescribed by a medical practitioner and reflects the persons individual support plan including: staff, family and carers that provide care and support to people who live in residential homes, supported living services, hospitals, community based settings, Educational settings, Day care services and individuals being supported in their own homes.

Course outcome:

At the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Understand what epilepsy is, its causes and treatment
  • Understand the causes of epilepsy and how it is diagnosed
  • Describe types of seizures and seizure classification
  • Identify triggers to seizures
  • Respond and manage seizures appropriate to the seizure type and its affect (first aid)
  • Understand how epilepsy is managed through medication and side effects
  • Recognise an emergency situation (status epilepticus) and act appropriately
  • Understand SUDEP
  • Understand the importance of care planning and accurate recording, identify risks and develop strategies to ensure a safe environment.
  • Understand the theory and practice of administering rectal diazepam and buccal midazolam
  • Demonstrate competency through simulation of the safe administration of Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam
  • Reflect and evaluate current ways of working

Course Duration:
6hrs

Assessment:
The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment

Certification:
Certificate of attendance will be issued to all learners that have demonstrated that learning has taken place throughout the session and course outcomes have been met.

Location:
The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client.
Maximum number of delegates per trainer is 15

Course Code:
SFD003