Buccal Midazolam Training

Buccal Midazolam

This Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Buccal Midazolam Training is aimed at those working with persons diagnosed with Epilepsy who have been prescribed Buccal Midazolam or Buccolam for administration during seizure activity.  Examples of people who attend this training are healthcare workers, education staff, bus escorts, employers or employees  who work alongside a person with epilepsy, community workers in both private and voluntary sectors and facilitators of extra-curricular activities in the community.

In these professions, it can be common to be caring for or supporting a person with epilepsy and the aim of this training is to ensure that the professionals in attendance develop a greater understanding of epilepsy and know how to correctly administer Buccal Midazolam.

Buccal Midazolam Training Content:

Part One – Epilepsy Awareness:

  • What is Epilepsy?
  • Causes of Epilepsy
  • Diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Treatment options
  • Types of seizures
  • Seizure triggers
  • When to call an ambulance
  • Recording seizures
  • Epilepsy Care Plan

Part Two – Buccal Midazolam:

  • What is Midazolam?
  • How Buccal Midazolam works
  • Indications for use
  • How is it given
  • Using pre-filled syringes
  • Using Epistatus buccal liquid
  • Potential side effects
  • Practical demonstration
  • Evaluation and Close


3 – 3.5 hours

Maximum Participants:

10 participants per course

Buccal Midazolam Training Assessment & Certification:


Learner skill and knowledge will be continually assessed throughout the duration of the course.

In addition Learners will complete:

  • A Multiple Choice Questionnaire
  • A Practical assessment of midazolam administration


Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate issued by Donegal Safety Services which is valid for 2 years. 

To maintain your qualification this course must be repeated after two years from the date of completion.

Book your course today by calling us on 0874170941, emailing us on info@donegalsafetyservices.ie or alternatively please complete our contact form by clicking here. 

Additional First Aid Training:

If you need any other First Aid training we offer a full range of options, including:

  • IHF Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Cardiac First Response
  • First Aid Response
  • Basic/Emergency First Aid
  • Parent First Aid
  • Student First Aid

Epilepsy Ireland offer some great information on Epilepsy, visit their website for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you.