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Course Information

This course was developed in conjunction with the Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland (JEC) guidelines. The aim of the course is that delegates develop a greater understanding of epilepsy and are instructed in the administration of Buccal Midazolam medication. The delegates will be observed and tested throughout the day; successful delegates will be issued a certificate of attendance. The one day programme entitled Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam is delivered as an open or in-house course. 

Course Content

Morning Session: Epilepsy Awareness

  • What is epilepsy?
  • Causes of epilepsy
  • Diagnosis of epilepsy
  • What is a seizure?
  • Types of seizures
  • Stages and management of Complex Partial Seizures
  • Stages and management of Tonic Clonic Seizures
  • When to call an ambulance
  • Seizure triggers
  • Treatment options
  • Medication side effects
  • Lifestyle implications
  • Recording seizures
  • Epilepsy Care Plan

Afternoon Session: Buccal Midazolam

  • What is Midazolam?
  • How Buccal Midazolam works
  • Advantages of Buccal Midazolam
  • Potential side effects
  • Protocol
  • Indications for use
  • Convulsive and non-convulsive status
  • How to prepare Buccal Midazolam
  • Practical demonstration
  • Evaluation and Close


Open Course Regional Training Fee: €95.00 per person

Open Course Dublin Training Fee: €75.00 per person

In-house Course Training Fee: €75.00 per person

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