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Unit B23 Aerodrome Studios, 2-8 Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TH - Telephone: 01425 273297

Epilepsy & Administering Rescue Medication (Buccal)

Course  Aims

The aim of this course is to give learners the essential knowledge and skills required to administer rescue medication for persons who suffer with epilepsy.

This course is aimed at health and social care workers with a responsibility of providing care to individuals who suffer from epilepsy and who require rescue medication.  It will give the care worker the knowledge to recognise the signs, symptoms and complications of epilepsy and the skills required to deal with an epileptic seizure and the administration of rescue medication.

Learners are to undertake practical and written assessment.

Course  Content

On successful completion of this course the learner will be qualified to:

  • Operate within the legal boundaries with regard to caring for people who have epilepsy.
  • Understanding and recognise epilepsy.
  • Understand problems associated with epilepsy and the types and classifications of seizures.
  • Understanding of basic first aid and after care for seizures.Understand when to administer medication.
  • Know the administration routes, the side effects and how to monitor the client.
  • Practice the administration of medication.
  • Understand the different types of medication used – Midazolam and Diazepam.

Course  Duration

1/2 Day (4 Hours)

Number  of  Delegates

Maximum 15


Price as per current Price List