Administering Buccal Midazolam During a Seizure

Administering Buccal Midazolam During a Seizure

 

 

Course Programme:

A practical face-to-face workshop teaching how to manage and treat a seizure with rescue medicines such as buccal midazolam. Learners have their competence individually assessed by an experienced Paramedic, pharmacists or nurse. Theory is studied using video, case studies, discussion and a comprehensive workbook provided on the day.

 

Duration:

2-3 hour workshop

 

Aimed at:

Staff in all health and social care settings, transport staff and schools.

 

Mapping:

Delivers the learning outcomes specified by the Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

Theory:

  • What causes seizures?

  • Different types of seizure

  • Individual healthcare plans for epilepsy

  • What are auras?

  • Risks from seizures

  • Risk assessing for people with epilepsy

  • The psychological, social, and effects on learning epilepsy can have

  • Learning disabilities and epilepsy

  • Seizure triggers

  • Photosensitive epilepsy

  • Exercise and physical activity in epilepsy

  • Treating epilepsy

  • Emergency medication for epilepsy

  • Storing emergency medication for epilepsy

  • How is rescue medication given

  • Side effects of rescue medication

  • How quickly does rescue medication take to work?

  • Post seizure management

  • What to do if the seizure still doesn’t stop

  • When to call an ambulance?

  • When the seizure ends – record keeping

 

Practical workshop:

  • Understand types of seizure 

  • Individual care plans and seizure record diaries

  • Demonstrate how to provide first aid during a seizure

  • Demonstrate how to prepare the correct dosage of Epistatus

  • Demonstrate when to give midazolam

  • Demonstrate how to administer midazolam (Buccolam and Epistatus) to an individual

  • Explain what vitals to check after giving midazolam and what side effects to look for

  • Demonstrate how to place an individual in the recovery position (if required)

  • Demonstrate how to monitor for side effects after administering midazolam

  • Demonstrate how to record the administration of midazolam

 

Assessment:

We assess knowledge with an assessment on the day. We will assess your individual competency to administer buccal midazolam on the face to face workshop.

 

Costings:

£325  (max 12 people).

 

 

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