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2-2-2009 | Buccal Midazolam Training Course for Health Professionals launched

02 February 2009
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Training in the administration of buccal midazolam is now being provided by Brainwave in response to feedback from health professionals who have identified this as a currently unmet need in Ireland. Brainwave's training is the first of its kind in Ireland.

This course has been developed in conjunction with the Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland (JEC) guidelines. The aim of the course is to ensure that delegates develop a greater understanding of epilepsy and are instructed in the administration of Buccal Midazolam.

The use of buccal midazolam as a rescue medication has become increasingly popular over the last few years. It has been recognised that the administration of buccal midazolam for the control of prolonged or continuous seizures is an effective treatment which can be life saving. Given promptly, this relatively simple procedure can prevent major disruption to daily life resulting from hospital emergency treatment.

The administration of buccal midazolam is considered to be a less invasive procedure than the administration of rectal diazepam. The issue of privacy and dignity are less compromised and in situations where it is not acceptable or convenient to use rectal diazepam, buccal midazolam is an effective alternative.

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