Anaphylaxis and Epipen Training

This training gives you the knowledge to help someone who is suffering from and allergic reaction

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is an extreme and severe allergic reaction. The whole body is affected, often within minutes of exposure to the allergen but sometimes after hours.

What can cause anaphylaxis?

Common causes include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts, cashews, Brazils), sesame, fish, shellfish, dairy products and eggs. Non-food causes include wasp or bee stings, natural latex (rubber), penicillin or any other drug or injection. In some people, exercise can trigger a severe reaction – either on its own or in combination with other factors such as food or drugs (e.g. aspirin). Anaphylaxis and Epipen Training For those working in an environment with people who suffer from anaphylaxis in their care (taught by a healthcare professional).

    • Accident prevention (understanding the difference between an intolerance and allergy).
    • Primary assessment.
    • Anaphylaxis signs, symptoms and treatment.
    • Safe Administration of the Auto-injector Pen.
    • Asthma.
    • Primary Survey.
    • Basic Life Support.
    • Unconscious casualty management.
    • Casualty support and aftercare, including the recording of accidents and incidents

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification.

1.Practical observation The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas. The recording of assessment will be via the HABC QCF EFAW Assessment Pack – Practical.

2.Written/Oral questioning Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard. Oral questioning can be used to extract further information for these questions during the practical assessments, with the tutor documenting the responses, or when needing to supplement learners’ written responses, according to individual learners’ needs. The recording of assessment will be via the HABC QCF EFAW Assessment Pack – Theory.

3. Accident Report Form Learners are required to show evidence that they are able to complete an accident report form. The recording of assessment will be via the HABC Accident Report Form

All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years

Please note that there is minimum requirement of 4 students for group bookings.

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