Promoting Person-Centred Services

Epilepsy Awareness and Rescue Medications (Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam)


  • To understand how epilepsy might affect people
  • To have an understanding of individual management guidelines

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

Outline the ILAE [International League against Epilepsy] classification of seizure types and description of seizures

Describe an ‘Epilepsy Pathway’

Explore the consequences of social stigma 

Demonstrate safe and appropriate management of a person during and after a seizure

Outline the carers’ responsibilities during the client’s seizure

To know about a range of anti-epileptic medications and their side effects including Oromucosal Midazolam

Demonstrate raised awareness of different types of seizures, causes and treatment

To be able to recognise and establish good care practice in the administration of Oromucosal Midazolam and record keeping

Understand the legal responsibilities of staff including risk assessments and epilepsy guidelines


Domestics, Aims and Learning Outcomes, Ground rules, Introductions

What is epilepsy?


Causes of epilepsy/Diagnosing epilepsy


DVD – ‘Epileptic Seizures’

Identifying Types of seizures


Epilepsy Care Pathway

Nick - Case study


First aid

Treatment with anti-epileptic medication [AED’s] and side effects

Oromucosal Midazoalm - its uses for epilepsy and other conditions

Alternative treatments

Rights vs Risks




For further information please contact: 

Tina Thordal – 07815 064710 or e-mail 

Bill Horrocks – 07929 035297 or e-mail