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Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam for Children’s and Young People’s Services

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

Course overview

The course will raise an awareness of epilepsy, what it is, the different types of epilepsy conditions and different types of seizures. The focus of this course is on children and young people with epilepsy and how this condition can impact on them and their families, from diagnosis to adulthood.
This course will cover the theory and practical aspects of administering Buccal Midazolam to a convulsing child or young adult in accordance with J.E.C. guidelines.
The learners will develop their understanding of the condition which will enable them to offer more effective support to the children and young people in their care.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, DVD clips and example seizure management protocols.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines: Epilepsy in Children and Young people
NICE Guidelines: Epilepsies: Diagnosis and Management
NHS Guidelines for Buccal Midazolam
J.E.C guidelines
And the following QCF unit:
Contribute to Monitoring the Health of Individuals Affected by Health Conditions

Course content

What is Epilepsy?
Causes of epilepsy
How is epilepsy diagnosed?
Types of epilepsy
What are seizures?
Types of seizures
Seizure management and documentation (including First Aid)
Status epilepticus
Use of Buccal Midazolam
Procedure for administration

Learning outcomes

  • State what epilepsy is
  • List causes of epilepsy
  • Describe how epilepsy is diagnosed
  • List types of epilepsy
  • Describe what seizures are
  • List types of seizures
  • List steps of seizure management and required documentation
  • Give an overview of current medication used
  • State what status epilepticus is
  • Describe when Buccal Midazolam would be used
  • State the procedure for administration of Buccal Midazolam
  • State the effects Buccal Midazolam should have on an individual


6 hours

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