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Online Anaphylaxis: Awareness & Treatment

Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction. The most common anaphylactic reactions are to foods, insect stings, medications and latex. If you are allergic to a substance, your immune system overreacts to this allergen by releasing chemicals that cause allergy symptom.

This course provides you with training and awareness in this potentially severe and life-threatening allergic reaction. This course can be used for induction training, general information & knowledge, refresh training or basic training, with the aim to create a safe environment for all people with allergies.

  • Approved by the CPD Accreditation Board
  • Fully Online Training Course including Official Assessment
  • Cost & Time-Efficient Means of Delivery of Training
  • Course Certificate Available on Successful Completion
  • Flexible Learning at Your Own Pace and Convenience
  • Ability to Re-Visit Earlier Subjects on Courses
  • Consistent Quality Method for the Delivery of Training
  • eLearning leads to Better Retention of Information

About the Course

This course teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, and to provide help on a first aid basis. This course is designed to be taken by anybody; for example, supervisors or team leaders in an organisation who have responsibilities and duty of care over the general health and wellbeing of colleagues. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate in Anaphylaxis First Aid.

Target Audience

This course has been designed to inform people who employ, supervise or work with people who suffer from extreme allergic reactions. The course would also be beneficial for anybody who works in the food industry, parents, teachers, carers, or anyone who supervises young or vulnerable people. Properly managed, identified and treated, anaphylactic shock need not be a life-threatening condition.

Course Aim

This course aims to explain the symptoms of an allergic reaction and what actions should be taken. From the moment you know or suspect that you or someone else has ingested an allergen, action must be taken immediately. Even mild symptoms can quickly progress to a severe reaction, or anaphylaxis. You should be watchful and prepared to give medication (adrenaline / epinephrine). It is important for every person with life-threatening food allergies to have an individualised food allergy action plan.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will:

  1. Understand what anaphylaxis is (and isn't) and how it compares to food allergies and intolerance.
  2. Know the common causes of anaphylaxis, including common food allergens.
  3. Understand the symptoms of anaphylaxis and be able to recognise an anaphylactic shock.
  4. Know how anaphylaxis can be prevented.
  5. Know how to carry out first aid when someone is experiencing anaphylaxis.
  6. Understand how to use an adrenaline auto-injector in cases of anaphylaxis.

Course Subjects

Section A

Topic 1: What is Anaphylaxis?

  • Anaphylaxis Severity
  • Why Does it Occur?
  • Anaphylaxis vs Allergy

Topic 2: Anaphylaxis: Statistics

  • Mortality Rates
  • Speed of Fatal Reaction

Topic 3: Causes of Anaphylaxis

  • Common & Uncommon Triggers
  • Foods Causing Anaphylaxis
  • Food Allergy Myths

Section B

Topic 4: Anaphylaxis: Prevention

  • Prevention: Food
  • Prevention: Insect Stings

Topic 5: Identification of Anaphylaxis

  • Symptoms of Anaphylaxis
  • Signs & Symptoms: Mild/Moderate
  • Signs & Symptoms: Severe

Topic 6: Anaphylaxis Treatment

  • Auto Injectors
  • Auto Injector Use: Epi Pen
  • Auto Injector Use: Jext Pen
  • Auto Injector Use: Emerade Pen

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification

This course is fully approved by the CPD Accreditation Group which is an internationally recognised certification. Learners will receive an electronic copy of the official course certificate in PDF format upon successful completion of the course via the eLearning system. Each of these CPD Certificates will provide the following information to the learner:

  • Course Title
  • CPD Course Approval Number and associated Points
  • Unique Reference Number
  • Score and Completion Date

£25.00 Ex VAT

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