Administration Of Buccal Midazolam Training Rescue Medication

Course Description

An Understanding of Epilepsy Medication with the Simulated Administration of Rescue Medication (Buccal Midazolam, Rectal Diazepam or Rectal Paraldehyde)

The Epilepsy Medication Administration training course can benefit from optional “add-ons” depending upon your patient / service user requirements for Rescue Medication. The most commonly prescribed rescue medication for epilepsy and prolonged or cluster seizures is Buccal Midazolam, although our specialist nurse educators can also deliver individualised training should the individual be prescribed rectal diazepam or rectal paraldehyde.


  • Emergency seizures: prolonged or cluster
  • Currently available rescue medication
  • The NICE Guidelines for the treatment and management of epilepsy seizures
  • The benefits and risks of rescue medication
  • The Seizure Management Plan and Rescue Medication prescription
  • The advantages and disadvantages to Buccal Midazolam, Rectal Diazepam, and Rectal Paraldehyde
  • How to administer rescue medication (depending upon the course option, this will be specific to the local needs assessment)
  • Aftercare and Management following administration
  • Storage and Health and Safety Requirements

All our Epilepsy training courses comply with Joint Epilepsy Council training guidelines and standards for Rescue Medication.


3 – 6 hours

If you require any advice as to what Epilepsy training option will meet your unique organisational or patient / service user requirements then please contact us for our expert recommendations. Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice following completion of our training courses. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments then please do contact us.