Anaphylaxis and Asthma Awareness

This course can be delivered at your place of work

Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe, and potentially fatal, allergic reaction. Symptoms can occur within minutes of contact with the allergy-causing substance. Anaphylactic reactions can be mild to life threatening. It is becoming more common in schools with increasing levels of young people being diagnosed with allergies

Common causes of anaphylaxis include

  • Food such as seafood and nuts
  • Medication
  • Insect stings
  • Latex
Epinephrine (also known as Adrenaline) is the drug of choice for treating an anaphylactic reaction. It works to reverse the symptoms of the reaction and so prevents it from worsening. It is available via prescription in a self-injectable ‘pen’ type container, the most common example being the EpiPen®. It is important to administer epinephrine as soon as one detects the symptoms of anaphylaxis but training is required should you need to administer it to someone else.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is responsible for the care of anyone who may suffer anaphylaxis; I.e. Nursery Nurses, Childminders, Youth Workers, School teachers.

Content

The content of the course will cover:

  • Triggers of anaphylaxis
  • Prevention of anaphylaxis within your setting
  • Recognising anaphylaxis
  • Administration of an Epi-pen auto-injector
  • Basic Life Support resuscitation

Certification

There is no final exam for this course, the instructor will carry out continuous assessment and candidates receive a certificate of attendance valid for 1 year.

Course Cost

1 – 12 Delegates £225 + VAT

This course can be added to the end of the 12 Hour Paediatric & Infant First Aid Course at a fixed price of £175.