Epilepsy management – Midazolam administration

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Course Overview

Epilepsy is a disorder of brain function that takes the form of recurring convulsive or non-convulsive seizures. Epilepsy is not just one condition; rather it is a diverse family of disorders comprising many seizure types. 10% of the population are at risk of experiencing a seizure during their lifetime, while 3-4% will go on to be diagnosed with epilepsy. There are seizures that are not epileptic such as those that result from diabetes, kinked blood vessels and a range of other health conditions. Midazolam is a medication that is commonly used for the acute management of seizures. Midazolam is effective for status epilepticus that has not improved following other treatments, and has advantages of being water-soluble and having a rapid onset of action.

Award issued

Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to confidently demonstrate knowledge of subject matter and will receive a Statement of Attendance for Professional Development within 10 business days.

Course Fees

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About This Course

This workshop covers the following:

    • Advanced recognition, support and care of those suffering seizures.
    • Differentiating the different types of seizure
    • Understanding medications and use/indication of the Midazolam in some cases to stop seizures
    • Monitoring and recording
    • Knowing when to call for help
    • Post seizure care and support
    • Anatomy of the Brain and a Nerve Cell
    • Epilepsy – Incidence and Causes
    • Epilepsy Triggers
    • Seizures
    • Emergency Management of Seizures
    • Administration of Midazolam (Buccal)
    • Midazolam – Overdose and Reversal
    • Epilepsy Management Plan

*Workshops can be contextualised to suit your individual organisational needs.

Duration: This workshop is delivered in the classroom over a two hour duration.

Validity / refreshers: All Health Training recommends refreshing your knowledge and skills annually.

Requirements & Prerequisites

Course requirements

There are no prerequisite qualification or certification requirements for this course.

Physical requirements

Please note that there are often physical standards which relate to the level and extent of physical performance required when undertaking accredited training.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN)

In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the minimum LLN requirements of the Training Package.

If you are under 18 years of age

A parental/guardian consent must be obtained for any student under the age of 18 to be able to participate in this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

To be able to complete any vocational education course in Australia you must obtain and provide us with a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au. We are unable to supply a course certificate without this.