Course duration: This half-day training programme provides you with the knowledge and skills to administer two very different types of emergency medication for two different medical conditions:

  • Buccal Midazolam (Buccolam)
  • EpiPen

Buccal Miidazolam is sometimes prescribed to treat certain types of seizures associated with epilepsy.

EpiPen is used where a person may experience a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). 

Course participation: Maximum of 10 participants.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of what Epilepsy is and recognise different seizure types
  • Describe supporting a child experiencing a seizure, ensuring their safety and dignity
  • List the main causes of epilepsy
  • Demonstrate the importance of observing and recording seizure activity
  • Recognise possible trigger factors of seizures
  • Describe why an epilepsy/emergency management plan is important
  • Demonstrate the ability to administer Buccolam safely (water is used in a syringe in place of Buccolam)
  • Describe anaphylaxis
  • Demonstrate the ability to administer EpiPen (Epinephrine) safely (Training EpiPens are used)

Certification: The training programme is a blend of theory and practice and is delivered by a trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Administration of Emergency Medicine Certificates are issued to participants who:

  1. attended all components of the training programme
  2. pass (80% pass rate) a mini exam
  3. are deemed proficient by the trainer at both practicals (administration of both medicines). 

Certificates are valid for two years.

Fee: €85 per participant or €500 for a group of up to 10 participants. This fee is VAT exempt and inclusive of certification.