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Administration of Emergency Medication – Rectal Diazepam and Buccal Midazolam

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed for learners who have previously attended Epilepsy Awareness training. This course will cover the theory and practical aspects of administering Rectal Diazepam and Buccal Midazolam to an individual who is having a seizure, in accordance with J.E.C. guidelines.

This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and practical activities
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines: Epilepsies: Diagnosis and Management
NHS Guidelines for Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam
And the following QCF unit:
Contribute to Monitoring the Health of Individuals Affected by Health Conditions

Course content

Why use Buccal Midazolam/Rectal Diazepam?
 Developing methods of safe administration
 Potential side effects of emergency medication
 Who may benefit
 How do they work?
 Use of Rectal Diazepam
 Procedure for administration
 Practice on anatomical model
 Use of Buccal Midazolam
 Procedure for administration
 Observation and recording
 When to call an ambulance
 Supporting the person receiving Buccal Midazolam/Rectal Diazepam

Learning outcomes

Explain how to monitor the health of individuals affected by health conditions
Show how to carry out observations 
Record and report on observations
Respond to changes in an individual’s condition


3 hours

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