Course Code: TT117 + TT147 - Course Duration: 6 Hours

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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 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 is delivered in line with guidelines set out by the following bodies:

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

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Excellent training, exactly what was required and very beneficial for the staff concerned with the pupil.  The presentation (both the resources and the trainer) were excellent.  I think everyone now feels able to manage the pupil and knows exactly the correct procedures to take.

Human Resources Officer – (Hinckley) – |Epilepsy Awareness and Buccal Midazolam Administration Training

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.
  • Side effects of Midazolam and Diazepam.
  • 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.

Online Assessment:

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.

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 Epilepsy Awareness & Rescue Medication Administration

This Epilepsy Awareness and Rescue Medication courses and all of the 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
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Chester
  • Chichester
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dundee
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Ely
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Gloucester
  • Hereford
  • Inverness
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lichfield
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • City of London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Perth
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Preston
  • Ripon
  • Salford
  • Salisbury
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • St Albans
  • St Davids
  • Stirling
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sunderland
  • Swansea
  • Truro
  • Wakefield
  • Wells
  • Westminster
  • Winchester
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • York
  • Wherever you are!