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).
Understanding the difference between an intolerance and allergy.
Anaphylaxis signs, symptoms and treatment.
Safe Administration of the Auto-injector Pen.
Basic Life Support.
Unconscious casualty management.
Casualty support and aftercare, including the recording of accidents and incidents
There are no formal assessments in this course. The instructor will ensure that all participants on the course have a full grasp of the subjects taught.
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