Epilepsy Ireland launch Online Buccal Midazolam training for Healthcare Professionals

Epilepsy Ireland is delighted to announce that we are now offering online training for health and allied health professionals on Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam.

Buccal Midazolam is a rescue medication which is administered during a seizure under medical advice to reduce seizure duration. Given promptly, this relatively simple procedure can prevent major disruption to daily life resulting from hospital emergency treatment. Epilepsy Ireland has been training professionals through a one-day classroom-based programme programme for over 10 years. In 2019 alone, over 2,000 trainees were certified.

We are aware that despite the current Covid-19 emergency, there is still a demand amongst teachers, SNAs & healthcare professionals to be trained in the administration of Buccal Midazolam or have their current certification refreshed.

The class will cost €35 per person and will lead to a 1 year certification in the administration of Buccal Midazolam following the completion of a short online test. The class and test will be conducted by Epilepsy Ireland Training Manager, Paul Sharkey.

For full terms and conditions and to book your place on an upcoming class, please contact info@epilepsy.ie  with “Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam” in the subject line along with your name and contact details. Paul will then contact you with full terms & conditions, payment details and an invite to the class should you be agreeable to the terms and conditions/once payment is received.

We look forward to our services returning to normal as soon as possible however, we are pleased to be offering this class in the interim in order to continue our work on the behalf of people with epilepsy and their families.