1-Day Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis

1 Day course (minimum 6 hours) 

 

 

An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.

This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.

Certification

This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.

Numbers

A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Location

We run our courses at our Fort William training venue or if you have your own premises we can deliver this course at your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling. For individual course places please see our Open Course dates below.

 

Price

The cost of this one day open course is £80*, which includes the days training, assessment, registration, certification, manual and refreshments throughout the day – this does not include lunch.

*Group prices are available

To book a place on one of our courses please contact us

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered in:

  • Describe anaphylaxis
  • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis
  • Describe life threatening problems associated with the: • Airway • Breathing • Circulation
  • Disability (Neurological status)
  • Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes)
  • Explain the need for an early call for help
  • Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis: • Non re-breather mask • Removal of trigger • Auto-injector