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Epilepsy & Medication (Group Session)


Epilepsy & Medication Workshop

This course covers epilepsy awareness and practical seizure management and the administration of both rectal diazepam and buccal midazolam.  This course is suitable for anyone who is authorised to administer buccal midazolam or rectal diazepam as prescribed by a medical practitioner or nurse prescriber and as specified in the individual care plan.As this course covers two different emergency medications it is most suitable for those with some existing  knowledge and experience of epilepsy and emergency medication procedures.


  • What is epilepsy?
  • Causes of epilepsy
  • Diagnosis
  • Seizure types (classification) – video footage
  • Treatment
  • Psychosocial/cultural issues
  • The Administration of Rectal Diazepam covering:-
  • Diazepam and its uses, storage, disposal
  • Indications for use in epilepsy
  • Possible difficulties in administration
  • Side Effects and action in case of overdose
  • When to call ambulance
  • Midazolam and its uses, Storage and disposal
  • Indications for use in epilepsy
  • DVD presentation
  • Possible Difficulties and what to do
  • Side effects, consequences of overdose and action to take
  • Actions if administration Ineffective
  • Discussion/Questions and Answers
  • Health and Safety Issues covering:
  • Risk Assessment
  • Individual Care Plans
  • Organisation Protocols
  • Duty of Care/legal responsibilities
  • Competency framework and theory test


Upon completion delegates will receive certificate of attendance.NB: Competency must be achieved within the workplace within 6 months of attending the course.We are unable to organise any voluntary work in hospitals for you to gain further experience. You will have to arrange this yourself.