Rescue Medication

Course Description

Rescue Medication is a practical half-day workshop that has been designed to teach attendees how to manage and treat a seizure as well as the associated rescue medicines such as buccal midazolam.

This course aims at helping attendees manage risks with a view to reduce the likelihood of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and consider the legal and ethical issues surrounding emergency medications and know how to create safe and secure protocols.

Learners will have their competence individually assessed by an experienced trainer. The theory is studied using video, case studies and discussion designed to encourage people to think on their feet.

This course can be delivered as a standalone ½ day session or together with Epilepsy Awareness in one complete day as per your requirements. Please note we also welcome care staff that have not been trained with Arete Training Solutions before.


We required a valid, in date,  Epilepsy Awareness certificate in order for a participant to enroll on this course.

Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course attendee will:

• Be able to describe and demonstrate through simulation the procedure for administering buccal/nasal rescue medication.

• Have an understanding of what emergency medication is, its uses and side effects.

• Have an understanding of when rescue medication may need to be given and what documentation is required to participate in the administration.

• Know what to do after having administered rescue medication.



The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Test results are usually disclosed within two working days after attending the training. A certificate will be issued after the successful completion of the training course.

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