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Anaphylaxis Awareness

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Health and Safety

Course overview

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 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, 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.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
First Aid props, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Resuscitation Council Guidelines: Emergency Treatment of Anaphylactic Reactions

And the following QCF unit:
Emergency First Aid Skills 

Course content

What is anaphylaxis?
Common causes of anaphylaxis
Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
Treatment and management of anaphylaxis in the workplace
Safe use of auto-injectors
Risk assessment of anaphylaxis

Learning outcomes

State what anaphylaxis is
Explain the causes of anaphylaxis
Recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
Describe how to treat and manage anaphylaxis
State the legal position on treating an anaphylactic reaction in the workplace
Demonstrate how to use adrenaline auto injectors safely and pass the information on in a safe and appropriate way


3 hours

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