Course Code: TT147 - Course Duration: 3 Hours

Webinar Available for this course

This course is now being delivered to groups via live webinar and will be delivered by our professional and qualified educators.
If you require further information, please complete the booking enquiry form on this page or call 01242 371 999

This Buccal training course is specifically targeted at those working with individuals who are prescribed Buccal Midazolam rescue medication. 

Our Buccal Midazolam course has now been updated in line with new guidelines set out by the following bodies:

(ESNA) Epilepsy Nurses Association
Royal College Of Psychiatrists
(ILEA) International League Against Epilepsy  

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This course has been designed to ensure that staff are provided with current relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills.  Attendees will be supported and taught how to administer rescue medication and there will be simulated practical based assessments.


Learners attending this course must have prior training in Epilepsy Awareness

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Course Content

  • Classification and management of tonic clonic seizures.
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities.
  • Patient/client centred care planning and recording.
  • Epilepsy, mortality and Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).
  • The impact of rescue medication and anti-epileptic drug therapies.
  • What is it Buccal Midazolam
  • Uses in epilepsy
  • Buccal side effects.
  • Administration and Protocols.
  • Emergency planning in care and when to call an ambulance.
  • Risk assessment/promotion of safeguarding and dignity.

Course Assessment and Certification


The assessment is completed with simulated practical assessments and on successful completion of the training learners will be issued with a certificate of attendance which is valid for 2 years.

Online Assessment:

For an additional fee, you have the option of signing your staff up to an online Buccal Midazolam assessment.


We have partnered with Virtual College and this will allow us to sign staff up to the online assessment and monitor who completes the assessment, who passes or needs additional support.  On completion of the assessment a certificate will be provided.

Tidal will monitor everything at our head office and you will be sent reports on who has.

  • Completed the assessment.
  • Passed the assessment.
  • Needs to retake the assessment.

Recommendation on Re-Training


It is recognised that the administration of Buccal Midazolam is an emergency treatment which may or may not be used on a regular basis. The frequency which support workers use the procedure will have an impact on their level of skill and confidence.

It is recommended therefore that individuals attend a refresher course within two years.

Classroom Scenario Competency Assessments


Tidal Training is now able to bridge the gap between directed learning and competency-based practice.  As an addition to the course you select, we can deliver an addon session of simulated classroom-based scenarios to enhance your manual dexterity and build up your confidence as you start your competency journey. This practical session will supplement the directed training you have already had and prepare you better for competency-based assessment in the workplace.  We will provide each delegate with a competency workbook which they can take back to their place of work following the course.

Please speak to one of the team for more information.

This course is often booked with the following courses:


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Tidal Training provide onsite face to face healthcare training to large and small organisations across the United Kingdom. Our tutors will travel to your workplace or choice of venue and deliver training at a time and date which fits in with your organisation’s work commitments. If you require training outside of normal working hours we will be more than happy to support you. Our clients do not have to pay for mileage or any other added extras.

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Onsite Training for Buccal Training

Buccal Training and all of other Clinical Training Courses we provide can be delivered onsite in most cities and surrounding areas in England, Wales and Scotland including:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bangor
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
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  • Wherever you are!