Epilepsy Awareness with Rescue Medication Training


This epilepsy awareness training course is aimed at those working with individuals with epilepsy. It is suitable for Nurses, other Health Care Professionals and   Carer’s including relatives of those with epilepsy. 

The course will provide an awareness of epilepsy covering the various types of epilepsy and seizures, the causes and triggers of a seizure and will also explain what to do in the event of a seizure.

It will cover the administration of rescue medication, Buccal Midazolam (and Rectal Diazepam if required) and provide participants an opportunity to practice scenario’s to gain confidence in using these medications during a seizure.

We can adapt the course depending on your exact needs to suit your staff and particular clients.

“This was an excellent course with the practical exercise’s being extremely helpful.”

Epilepsy Awareness with Rescue Medication Training Course Summary

  • Definition of epilepsy
  • Classification and Types of Seizures
  • Management of seizures
  • Recognising triggers and predisposing factors
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Medication administration rules in administering rescue medication
  • The effects and use of rescue medication
  • Buccal Midazolam: what is it, uses in epilepsy, side effects
  • Rectal Diazepam: uses in epilepsy, side effects, administration
  • Use of other anti-epileptic drug therapy
  • What are Emergency Care Plans and how and when  to use them
  • Recognising when to call the Emergency Services 
  • Definition of Status Epilepticus and its prevention.
  • Epilepsy medication demonstration and practice scenario’s
  • Demonstration and practice of the Recovery position

Learning Outcomes

On completion delegates will understand what epilepsy is and the different types of seizures and how to support their clients with epilepsy.

Delegates will be able to confidently demonstrate  actions to take when their client has a seizure and will gain an understanding and awareness in how they can help in managing their clients epilepsy.

Delegates will demonstrate a much improved awareness of buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam and the administration techniques. And will gain certification of simulated competencies if required. 

How Many can Attend Training?

We will run this course for a maximum of 12 participants. This class size is limited to allow all participants to take part in the practical aspects of the course.

Who will Conduct the Training?

All of our expert tutors, are Nurses with a background in Neurosciences and  clinical and complex care experience and knowledge. 

Course Duration

  • 3 hour course
    with demonstrations of use of rescue medications .The extended 6hr course is required to gain simulated competencies.
  • 6 hour course
    with simulated competencies completed.


Participants will be issued with certificates of attendance valid for a period of 2 years.