Anaphylaxis first aid course
Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can kill without
immediate first aid. The UK is one of the top countries in the
world for incidence of allergies.
Allergies affect approximately one in three of the UK population
and each year numbers grow by 5% with as many as half of those
affected being children†.
Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction. Common
causes are insect stings, foods and some medication.
It is life threatening and requires immediate first aid (an
auto-injector) and emergency medical assistance.
The likelihood is that someone in your school could have a
severe allergy and this must form part of your first aid needs
assessment. To find out more about anaphylaxis and the purchase,
storage and use of adrenaline auto-injector devices in schools,
check out our handy guide here,
and keep your staff informed with our printable poster.
This course is approved by Allergy UK for anyone who needs
training in how and when to use an auto-injector in the treatment
Who should attend?
Those who provide childcare and workplace first aiders who have
to deal with those prone to anaphylaxis should also attend.
What you will learn
Prevention, recognition and treatment of severe
allergic reaction including the use of auto-injectors and CPR.
||Understanding and recognising allergic reaction
|Resuscitation (CPR all ages)
|Communication and casualty care
||Unresponsive casualty treatment
Half a day (3 hours).
Continuous obeservation by the trainer.
Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance
certificate, valid for three years.
†Allergy UK 2013
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