Buccal Midazolam Rescue Medication Training

What do you Get ?

  • 2-year nationally recognised certificate
  •  certificate of Attendance
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC), UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher

What is it about ?

Buccal Midazolam is an alternative treatment to rectal diazepam and works as a relaxant to assist in controlling certain types of seizure. We also offer Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Rectal Diazepam course.


The Joint Epilepsy Council’s (JEC) guide on training standards for administration of Buccal Midazolam state: 

“Assessment of Learning There are recognised difficulties associated with assessing the knowledge and skills of participants who undergo training in the administration of buccal midazolam. 


Most training providers will be unable to assess participants as they carry out this procedure in their day-to-day work, as this is a procedure used in an emergency which cannot be predicted. An employer organisation should consider assessment important and good practice recommends the following options are fulfilled as far as possible. 


During the course, a training provider checks that learning is taking place, supervising the participant in a simulated procedure using a volunteer with water as the medication. It is recommended that certificates of attendance should be issued when the trainer is fully satisfied that learning has taken place. 


Following the course a training provider or work-based assessor assesses the participants using the following: Questioning, oral or written Case studies Following the course, it is recommended that an employer arranges for the participant to observe the procedure carried out by a trained and experienced member of staff, and is supervised on at least the first occasion the procedure is used.” 


The manual we use has been provided by the JEC from the following website: www.jointepilepsycouncil.org.uk


The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a Certificate


The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.


Learning outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of epilepsy and epilepsy management
  • Have an understanding of the physiological and cultural effects of epilepsy
  • Understand the importance of care plans and risk assessments to ensure a safe treatment and effective treatment
  • Be able to recognise seizures and deliver the correct first aid where necessary
  • Recognise and emergency situation and take the appropriate action
  • Understand the theory and practice of administering Buccal Midazolam
  • Have the knowledge to administer Buccal Midazolam in accordance with the individual care plan