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Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam - For Professionals in Kerry

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23 Jun 2022

Epilepsy Ireland provides a one-day training course in Epilepsy Awareness and the administration of Buccal Midazolam to health care professionals, teachers and SNAs. These professions often involve the care of a person or child with epilepsy, and it is vital that those caring for a person with epilepsy have a clear understanding of the condition and what to do in the event of an emergency. Our training course is divided into two parts and the course content is outlined below.

Part 1: Epilepsy Awareness

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

Part 2: Buccal Midazolam

  • What is Midazolam?
  • How Buccal Midazolam works
  • Advantages of Buccal Midazolam
  • Potential side effects
  • Protocol
  • Indications for use
  • How to prepare Buccal Midazolam
  • Practical demonstration

At the end of the course the attendees will:

  • be able to recognise and describe common seizure types
  • be able to understand common causes of epilepsy and triggers of seizures
  • know how to manage seizures appropriately including when it is appropriate to administer Buccal Midazolam
  • know how to record a seizure and understand the importance of an epilepsy care plan
  • know when to seek medical help


A certificate of attendance will be issued which is valid for two years.  As a patient organisation, our team can offer follow up support to organisations and individuals who have undertaken this training. Cost is €95 per person.

WHEN: Thursday June 23rd

TIME: 10:00am - 4:00pm

WHO: Professionals Only

HOSTED BY: The training will be delivered by Epilepsy Ireland Community Resource Officer for Kerry, Kathryn Foley.

WHERE: KDYS Centre, Fair Hill, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

COST: €95 per person

REGISTRATION: To book your place for this training, visit our EventBrite page below.