Epilepsy and Buccal Midazolam

This half-day Epilepsy and Buccal (Oromucosal) Midazolam training course is suitable for nurses and carers.


This half day course looks at the background, causes, treatment and forms of epilepsy. It includes both partial/focal and generalised seizures and has video content to help facilitate seizure recognition. In addition, the session covers emergency aid when a seizure occurs, status epilepticus and the protocols for the administration of oromucosal (buccal) midazolam.

Course Contents

  • About Epilepsy
  • Causes of Epilepsy
  • Partial/focal seizures, including Temporal Lobe, Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Occipital Lobe
  • Generalised Seizures, including Tonic Clonic, Tonic, Atonic, Myoclinic, Absence Seizures
  • What to do when someone has a seizure
  • Status Epilepticus
  • First Aid in the event of seizures
  • Types of medication and treatments
  • Emergency medication administration
  • EpistatusĀ® administration

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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