Buccal Midazolam Training


Buccal Midazolam is the most commonly prescribed rescue medication for those who have epilepsy and experience prolonged or repeated cluster seizures. We offer Buccal Midazolam training in the administration of Buccal Midazolam and other rescue medications.  

The course aims to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of epilepsy, as well as the rescue medications used in the treatment of epilepsy, ensuring that they leave with the necessary skills to safely administer such medication in an emergency. We offer bespoke training in Buccal Midazolam administration, as well as, Rectal Diazepam and Rectal Paraldehyde. Buccal Midazolam Administration can also be delivered as a single topic if participants have already completed Epilepsy Awareness training.

Our rescue medication training is bespoke to the needs of your organisation. You can benefit from a range of optional add-ons depending upon the requirements of your patients and service users. As Buccal Midazolam is the most commonly prescribed rescue medication for epilepsy, the course is primarily focused on the administration of this.  However, our highly-experienced, nurse educators are able to deliver individualised training for other rescue medications should your organisation require it.


3 – 6 hours

Our Buccal Midazolam and Rescue Medication Training courses last between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the needs and requirements of your organisation.

Typically courses would include Epilepsy Awareness, Seizure First and the Administration of Buccal Midazolam. 


  • Emergency seizures: prolonged and cluster seizures
  • Currently available rescue medication - Buccal Midazolam, Rectal Diazepam and Rectal Paraldehyde
  • The NICE Guidelines for the treatment and management of epilepsy seizures
  • The benefits and risks of rescue medication
  • The specific advantages and disadvantages of Buccal Midazolam, Rectal Diazepam, and Rectal Paraldehyde
  • Seizure Management Plans and rescue medication prescriptions
  • How to administer Buccal Midazolam, or other rescue medications (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 the Epilepsy Nurses Association (ESNA) training guidelines and standards for rescue medication administration.


Our Buccal Midazolam Training and Rescue Medication Administration course is open to practising healthcare professionals and support workers. It has been designed to help those looking after people with epilepsy who have prolonged or cluster seizures, to provide the best quality care. Our course helps to ensure carers have the necessary skills to safely administer rescue medication, whether this be at home, within a care home setting or a hospital.

Please note, that the course is not open to individuals. We operate on an organisational basis, providing training to groups of employees from a specific place of work. We operate in this way so that we can offer course content and training that is fully bespoke to the needs of your employees, patients and service users.


If you require advice on which epilepsy instruction option will meet the unique patient and service requirements of your organisation, get in touch with a member of our expert team. They will be able to talk through your options with you and provide specialist recommendations. 

We will also 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 not hesitate to contact us.

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