Anaphylaxis Training

1 day (6hrs)

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Course Summary

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. 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.

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.


Units covered: 

Unit 1 title: Recognition and Management of Anaphylaxis

  • Maximum of 12 candidates per course
  • 1 day (6 hours)
  •  Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis (FAA)

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A range of subjects are covered including – 

• Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors
• Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach
• Demonstrate a recovery position
• Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child
• Recognise the need to use an auto-injector
• Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
• Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device
• Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working
• Handover the casualty to a medical professional • Describe anaphylaxis
• Identify triggers for anaphylaxis
• Describe life threatening problems
associated with the:
• Airway
• Breathing
• Circulation
• Disability (Neurological status)
• Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes

A minimum of 6 hours

Upon successful completion of the course Candidates will be issued with a Three year FAA Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)

This course is certificated by First Aid Awards (FAA) in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

A maximum of 12 candidates per course are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

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