This document is intended to serve as a guideline for those purchasing as well as delivering training in the administration of Buccal Midazolam. It is hoped the guideline will provide assistance to the local regulatory authority and to help establish a national standard of minimal training./-critical-time
Most ESNA members support or complete training for buccal midazolam to ensure core competencies are up to date and patient safety is protected. ESNA’s latest guidelines, produced in collaboration with the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), outline important safety standards for first aid intervention while demonstrating the need for awareness, training and consistent review of epilepsy knowledge and protocol.
To support the implementation of the guidelines, award-winning UK digital learning experts Virtual College, have created an online assessment tool to ensure to best practice is maintained in social care organisations when administering buccal midazolam.
The ESNA best practice guidelines for training professional carers in the administration of buccal midazolam are available on our website. Alternatively, both the guidelines and the online test can be accessed via the Virtual College website The online epilepsy assessment tool takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and costs just £5 + VAT per person. Users are required to refresh by retaking the programme every two years.