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Guidelines on training carers to treat epileptic seizures

Guidelines on training carers who oversee the use of buccal midazolam have been issued by the Epilepsy Nurses Association
Image representing section of brain showing area of focal seizure, overlaid with EEG. New guidelines have been issued on training carers in first-line emergency treatment for epileptic seizures in the community.

Guidelines on training carers who oversee the use of buccal midazolam, the first-line emergency treatment for an epileptic seizure in the community, have been issued by the Epilepsy Nurses Association

Essential information

Epilepsy is a serious neurological condition that can affect anyone, at any age, according to the charity Epilepsy Action . The condition affects around one in every 100 people in the UK. Every day, 87 people are diagnosed.

Buccal midazolam is recognised as the first-line emergency treatment used during a seizure in the community.

What’s new?

Training guidelines for administering buccal (oromucosal) midazolam for people with epilepsy in the community have been issued by

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