Cork: Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam

Monday, April 8, 2019

Northridge Education Centre, St Lukes, Blackrock.

9am to 4pm

Cost €95 per person attending, to book a place please  Register here!  
Refreshments, Lunch and course Materials Provided.

Buccal Midazolam is a rescue medication which has become more widespread in recent years and which can be very important for people with epilepsy. It is administered during a seizure under medical advice and helps to reduce seizure duration and aid with safety. Given promptly, this relatively simple procedure can prevent major disruption to daily life resulting from hospital emergency treatment. This course was developed in conjunction with the Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland (JEC) guidelines. A certificate of attendaance is awarded on Full completion of Course and Test.

This training is ONLY available for Healthcare Professionals, Teachers and SNAs

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

To book a place please  Register here!