Course overview
Dates and bookings

This workshop is designed to teach awareness of epilepsy in both adults and children, epileptic seizures, convulsions and the safe administration of Buccal Midazolam (Buccolam) which has been prescribed to a specific patient.

Who should attend?

Our epilepsy training course is ideal for nurses, carers, learning disability teams and healthcare staff who want to gain confidence in the workplace as well as expanding their skill set.

What does the course cover?:
  • What is epilepsy and its causes
  • Types of seizures and treatment
  • First aid treatment
  • Implications for people with epilepsy
  • Safe administration and use of Buccal Midazolam
  • Health and safety issues
  • Care plans and legal responsibilities
  • Awareness of local policies[^footnote1]

[^footnote1]: As set out by the Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC) in their training standards for the administration of Buccal Midazolam (2013)

How long is the course?:
  • 3 hours
How is it assessed?:
  • Competency assessed through discussion and participant’s practical demonstration of the administration of Buccal Midazolam.
How long does the certificate last for?:
  • Certificate of attendance - current for a period of 2 years.
Who should attend?

Anyone working in a setting where clients or staff may suffer from epilepsy and require Buccal Midazolam, for example: residential units, learning disability settings, homes and cares, nurseries, schools, play groups, after school clubs, offices etc.

Note: All attendants should already be first aiders and trained in CPR. We are able to provide additional CPR training is need be

Where and when?

This course can be run within any relevant workplace or childcare venue in the Southeast and London or at our own venue in Hove, East Sussex. All courses are led by a registered nurse or medical professional and are designed for a maximum of 16 participants.

If you’re interested in undertaking a course and you’re located in Sussex, Surrey, London or Kent then please contact us or complete our in house training enquiry form.




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