If Midazolam has been prescribed you may want to consider putting together a Midazolam kit so the medication and all the necessary things that may be required to administer the Midazolam are easily accessible. It can be helpful for children to have a kit at home and a kit at school or child care, this avoids the kit being forgotten to be brought to and from school. The kit should travel everywhere the person requiring the Midazolam goes so it is always easily accessible.
A Midazolam kit should contain:
- Plastic Midazolam vials 5mg in
- 1ml Syringes
- An atomiser for intranasal administration only
- Disposable plastic gloves
- Pencil and paper for documentation
- The most current Midazolam Management Plan
Have You Considered the Following?
- Are the contents of the kit stored in a container? (A small plastic lunchbox is suitable)
- Is the container kept out of reach of children, both at home and school?
- Is the kit kept below 25 degrees Celsius, and out of direct sunlight, both at home and at school? (Midazolam is not to be stored in the fridge or freezer)
- Have you provided an ice brick and cooler for the kit to be stored in during the hotter months when taking the kit outside?
- Do you have a separate kit for home and school? (This is to ensure the kit is never forgotten between destinations)
Check Your Midazolam Kit:
- Check the expiry date of the Midazolam
- Is the Midazolam wrapped in the original foil packaging or aluminium foil?
- Is the foil packaging labelled with the date the packaging was opened? (Midazolam expires within 8 months of opening the foil packaging)
- Does the kit have your child’s name clearly marked for easy identification?
- Only use plastic ampoules
Midazolam is not to be kept on the child’s person, in their school bag or desk. It is to be given to the school teacher or support worker for storage away from children, however it needs to remain accessible to staff in the event of a seizure occurring.
Atomisers and syringes are available for purchase through Epilepsy Queensland, please contact us.
For more information or help with any of the above please contact us.
To download the Intranasal and Buccal Midazolam (for the Emergency Management of Seizures) Fact Sheet click here.
To download Queensland Health’s Midaz Emergency Management Plan click here.