This full day Epilepsy Awareness & Rescue Medication Administration training is specifically targeted at those working with individuals who have been diagnosed with epilepsy and are prescribed Buccal Midazolam or Rectal Diazepam rescue medication.
Our Epilepsy Awareness and Rescue Medication 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
This course has been designed to ensure that staff are provided with current relevant theoretical knowledge and skills. Attendees will be supported and taught how to administer rescue medication and there will be simulated practical based assessment.
Theory session on epilepsy awareness (AM)
- What is Epilepsy?
- Causes of the condition.
- Who can be affected?
- Common triggers of a seizure.
- Types of seizures.
- Medical conditions resulting in seizures.
- Management of seizures.
- Status epilepticus.
- Medication used in epilepsy.
- Planning ahead.
Theory & practical session on administering rescue medication (PM)
- Recap on the classification and management of tonic clonic seizures.
- Ethical and legal responsibilities.
- The impact of rescue medication and anti-epileptic drug therapies.
- Midazolam and Diazepam side effects.
- 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.
Upon successful completion of the training learners will be issued with a certificate of completion which is valid for 2 years.
For an additional fee, you have the option of us 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 with the logos of all the bodies mentioned above will be provided.
Tidal will monitor everything at Tidal Head office and you will be sent reports.
- Who has completed the assessment.
- Who has passed the assessment.
- Who has to retake the assessment.
Recommendation on Re-Training
It is recognised that the administration of Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam are emergency treatments which may or may not be used on a regular basis. The frequency which individuals use the procedure will have an effect on their level of skill and confidence.
It is recommended therefore that individuals attend a refresher course annually.
Onsite Training Locations
Tidal Training provide onsite face to face healthcare training to large and small group organisations and 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 organisations work commitments. If you require training outside of normal working hours we will be more than happy to support you.
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