Qualification: Management of Anaphylaxis
Duration: 1 Day
FAA Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis
An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.
When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.
This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.
Minimum of 6 contact hours classroom based. Dependent on the learner’s experience and qualification, there may be some pre or post course study involved.
•Describe anaphylaxis •Identify triggers for anaphylaxis •Describe life threatening issues •Explain the need for an early call for help •Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis •Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors •Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach •Demonstrate a recovery position •Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child •Recognise the need to use an auto-injector •Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment •Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device •Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working •Handover the casualty to a medical professional
This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.
A range of assessment methods are used including practical and questioning oral, open and multiple choice.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.