Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe, and potentially fatal, allergic reaction. Symptoms can occur within minutes of contact with the allergy-causing substance. Anaphylactic reactions can be mild to life threatening.
Epinephrine (also known as Adrenaline) is the drug of choice for treating an anaphylactic reaction. It works to reverse the symptoms of the reaction and so prevents it from worsening. It is available via prescription in a self-injectable ‘pen’ type container, the most common example being the EpiPen®. It is important to administer epinephrine as soon as one detects the symptoms of anaphylaxis but training is required should you need to administer it to someone else.
Anyone who is responsible for the care of anyone who may suffer anaphylaxis; I.e. Nursery Nurses, Childminders, Youth Workers, School teachers.
Whilst there is no final exam, the Instructor carries out continuous assessment and candidates receive a certificate of attendance valid for 1 year.
Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.
1 - 12 Delegates £225 + VAT
This course can be added to the end of the 12 Hour Paediatric & Infant First Aid Course at a fixed price of £175.
We also provide a large variety of other courses.
We host open courses in Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire.
Designed for people who work, or intend to work in food or drink production. In addition to the fundamentals of food safety, candidates will gain an appreciation of the specific types of hazards, controls and monitoring associated with food manufacture.
Two courses: How to safely move and handle objects, How to safely move and handle people.
A course looking at how to reduce the risk of fires, how to improve candidates actions when a fire occurs and how to use a fire extinguisher (optional). Suitable for candidates over 16 years old.