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Administering Rectal Diazepam during a seizure

Course Overview

A practical face-to-face workshop teaching how to manage and treat a seizure with Rectal diazepam. Learners have their competence individually assessed by an experienced pharmacists or nurse. Theory is studied using video, case studies, discussion and a comprehensive workbook provided on the day.

Aimed at

Staff in all health and social care settings, transport staff and schools.


Face-to-face (in person) practical workshop.


3 hrs 15 mins workshop


We assess knowledge with an assessment on the day. We will assess your individual competency to administer rectal diazepam on the face to face workshop.


Course Mapping

Provides the learning outcomes of best practice in administration of rectal diazepam.

Course Content

See below (click to expand). Call us if you wish to discuss tailoring content to you.

Course content (click to expand)

Theory (click to expand)
  • What causes seizures?
  • Different types of seizure
  • Individual healthcare plans for epilepsy
  • What are auras?
  • Risks from seizures
  • Risk assessing for people with epilepsy
  • The psychological, social, and effects on learning epilepsy can have
  • Learning disabilities and epilepsy
  • Seizure triggers
  • Photosensitive epilepsy
  • Exercise and physical activity in epilepsy
  • Treating epilepsy
  • Emergency rectal diazepam medication for epilepsy
  • Storing emergency medication for epilepsy
  • How is rescue medication given
  • Side effects of rescue medication
  • How quickly does rescue medication take to work?
  • Post seizure management
  • What to do if the seizure still doesn’t stop
  • When to call an ambulance?
  • When the seizure ends – record keeping
Practical Workshop (click to expand)
  • Understand types of seizure (video clips)
  • Individual care plans and seizure record diaries
  • Demonstrate how to provide first aid during a seizure
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the rectal diazepam
  • Demonstrate when to administer rectal diazepam
  • Demonstrate how to administer rectal diazepam on a clinical doll
  • Explain what vitals to check after giving diazepam and what side effects to look for
  • Demonstrate how to place an individual in the recovery position (if required)
  • Demonstrate how to monitor for side effects after administering diazepam
  • Demonstrate how to record the administration of diazepam


(excluding VAT)

(excluding VAT)

£675 per workshop at your venue (max 12 people). See add-on modules for this course below

Extend your epilepsy training course with additional add-ons.

Administering rectal diazepam

A 45-minute module that can be added onto the above workshop where the trainer will demonstrate how to administer rectal diazepam and learners will be assessed.

ADD £50 + VAT

Epilepsy awareness

The Joint Epilepsy Council require learners to receive epilepsy awareness training in addition to emergency medication training. Our 3.5-hour course (above) provides the epilepsy awareness training in a workbook which is studied either before, or on the day of the workshop. As an alternative, we can run this 2-hour module at the start of the workshop which takes the epilepsy awareness information from the workbook and teaches it in an additional face-to-face module.

ADD £150 + VAT

Administering buccal midazolam

This Add on will teach delegates and assess competence alongsIde rectal diazepam, Buccal midazolam.

Add £50+ VAT

Activiating a vagal nerve stimulator

This session teaches delegates about what a Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) is and how to support someone who has one, how to activate the stimulator with the magnet if required, learners will be assessed

Add £50+VAT


A 45-minute module that can be added onto the above workshop where the trainer will demonstrate how to administer rectal paraldehyde and learners will be assessed.

ADD £50 + VAT