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

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Tuesday, February 15, 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.

Course content:
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
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

Certification: A certificate of attendance will be issued which is valid for two years

The training will be delivered in Dundalk by Community Resource Officer for the North East, Mary Baker. 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 and places are limited to incorporate social distancing due to COVID-19. Please visit our Eventbrite page to book your place now.

WHEN: Tuesday February 15th
TIME: 9:30am – 3:30pm
AUDIENCE: Professionals Only
HOSTED BY: The training will be delivered by Community Resource Officer for the North East, Mary Baker
WHERE: Creative Spark, Dundalk, Co. Louth

COST: €95 per person

North East