Epilepsy Training 

Epilepsy Training 

We offer both an Epilepsy Awareness course and an Epilepsy Rescue Medication course suitable for any Nurses, Carer’s or Relatives.   Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures, which can have a debilitating effect on the suffers. Our courses educate staff and relatives in comprehensive understanding of the condition and its management, helping them strive for a better quality of life for the sufferer.  

Making this a vital course for any staff or relative involved in supporting anyone with Epilepsy and those needing Rescue Medication.  

What Course Is Needed ? 

3-hour Epilepsy Awareness Course 
Suitable for any carer, nurse or relatives looking after any client epilpesy. 
6-hour Epilpesy with Buccal Midazolam Administration Course.  
Suitable for nurses,carers and relatives requiring both an understanding of epilesy and the ability to adminster rescue medication when COMPETENCIES are required. 
3-hour Buccal Midazolam Administration Course. 
Suitable for any nurses, carers and relatives who have under taken PREVIOUS epilpesy awareness training.  

About Our Epilepsy Training  

Epilepsy Awareness 

This epilepsy awareness training course is specifically aimed at those who work with individuals dealing with epilepsy. Notably, it is suitable for Carers, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, or Relatives, which includes relatives of individuals 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. 
We can adapt the course depending on your exact needs to suit your staff and particular clients. 
We can run this course at your own venue, via Zoom or at our new training centre in Morden, South London for your group.  

Epilepsy Awareness Course Summary  

Definition of epilepsy 
Classification and types of seizures 
Management of seizures 
Recognising triggers and predisposing factors 
Demonstration and practice of the recovery position 
Documentation and record keeping 
Use of emergency care plans- how and when to use them 
Recognising when to call the emergency services 
Definition of Status Epilepticus and its treatment  

Epilepsy Medication Training  

This Epilepsy Medication course provides comprehensive skills in administering medications for epilepsy, crucial for Carers, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, and Relatives. 
Participants will learn specific uses, seizure types, and proper administration. Moreover, they will gain an understanding of potential side effects and interactions, ensuring safe and effective medication management for individuals with epilepsy. 
Through hands-on practice and interactive scenarios, proficiency in administering Buccal Midazolam and rectal Diazepam( as an addition if required), is develpoed, enhancing competence and confidence in medication-related situations. Importantly furthermore it will enable healthcare experts to improve the quality of life for individuals with epilepsy. 
This course can be run at your own venue or is run regularly as an open course at our training venue in Morden, South London, thereby making it suitable for individuals or smaller groups to book onto. Check out our course dates for avaliabilty. 

Rescue Medication Course Summary 

The first part of this course will cover the awareness course content.  
About Buccal Midazolam 
Uses of Buccal Midazolam in epilepsy 
Side effects of Midazolam 
Medication administration rules in administering rescue medication 
Rectal Diazepam: uses in epilepsy, side effects and administration 
Use of other anti-epileptic drug therapy 
Epilepsy medication demonstration and practice scenarios 
When to call emergency services  

Learning Outcomes 

On completion, participants will be able to demonstrate an improved awareness and understanding of epilepsy. Moreover, they will be able to understand the types of seizures and how to recognise them. Most importantly, they will be aware of actions to take during the seizures and what to do in case of an emergency. And additionally, those participants undetaking the RESCUE MEDICATION will gain competence in admistering this and will have an understanding of its effect and when it is appropiate to use and its complications.  

How Many Can Attend Training? 

This epilepsy course has a maximum of 12 participants, thereby effectively restricting the class size to ensure the active involvement of all attendees in the practical aspects of the course. 

Who will Conduct the Training?  All of our expert clinical tutors are Nurses with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands!  

Course Duration 

Versions we offer for this course. 
3-hour course- The Epilepsy Awareness course lasts approximately 3 hours.  
3-hour course- The Rescue Medication course can be taken seperately ONLY if a previous awareness course has been taken within 3 months . This last approximately 3 hours.  
6 hour course -The Epilepsy and Rescue Medication Management and Treatment course lasts 6-hours. 


Participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance valid for a period of 2 years. 
A SIMULATED competency tool and records will be provided dependent on the competencies required .  


Attendance forms 
Course handouts 
Knowledge tests 
Feedback forms 
Competency tools as applicable  
The price, maximum delegate count, and certificate issued upon completion will vary depending on the chosen version of the course. To acquire detailed information regarding the most suitable course for your business, please contact us today. 

About the Competencies  

The Epilepsy Awareness course includes demonstrations and participation of the recovery position ONLY .  
The Rescue Medication course includes simulated for Buccal Midazolam adminstation and can include Rectal Diazepam if required . Please discuss this with the training comapany if you require this. 
Buccal Midazolam is an alternative treatment to rectal diazepam and works as a relaxant to assist in controlling certain types of seizures. We also offer Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Rectal Diazepam course. 
The Joint Epilepsy Council’s (JEC) guide on training standards for the 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 trainer will check that learning is taking place, supervising the participant in a simulated procedure using a volunteer with water as the medication. We will issue a simulated competency following the assessment 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, the Epilepsy Council recommend "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.” As this may not be possible during an emeregency the assessor may use role play as an alternative .  

Our Upcoming Courses 

Check out all Safe-Sure Care's course dates  

Further Diabetes Course Options  

The Epilepsy course can be taken as a CPD Accredited course using our Protraining centre. Please state this requirement when enquiring: 
The 3-hr Epilepsy Awareness Course can be taken via a zoom training session for a group of staff. The Rescue Medication can ONLY be taken face to face.  
Protrainings uk offer a video based EPILEPSY AWARENESS LEVEL 2 (VTQ) course . We are able to provide a discount code for this. Enter  
UK-SAFESURE for 10% discount.  

What Our Clients Have To Say 

"The trainer has indept knowledge of the program. I enjoyed every bit of the training. I have gained a lot and broaden my knowledge on infection control and head injury."  
Clare Porter 
5 Star google review 
"Epilepsy and rescue medication course very informative, interactive and interesting" 
“This was an excellent course with the practical exercise’s being extremely helpful.”  

Find out more about our training by calling 07969 205490 

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