Anaphylaxis Management & Life Support
The UK incidence of anaphylactic reactions is rising. Despite sound guidance there is often confusion about the diagnosis, treatment, investigation and follow-up of patients who have an anaphylactic reaction (RCUK).
This course will provide an overview of anaphylaxis; its causes, symptoms, recognition and treatment. It will also cover adult /child life support and use of an AED.
The course is run in accordance with the RCUK guidance and the anaphylaxis campaign. This practical course provides hands-on experience using simulated scenarios and role-play. This delivers the skills and confidence to manage anaphylaxis in real life.
At least 2 contact hours
Assessment is continuous
Delegates who successfully complete the course will be given a certificate of attendance.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the chain of survival
- Demonstrate the principles of initial assessment and a structured approach
- Demonstrate appropriate use of resuscitation equipment
- Provide effective BLS skills for adults & children
- Demonstrate safe and effective use of the AED
- Demonstrate the management of choking casualties
Course Structure & Programme
- What is Anaphylaxis?
- Minor allergic reactions
- Signs and symptoms of Anaphylaxis
- Causes of a reaction and who is affected
- ABCDE Approach to assessment & treatment
- Auto injector Use
- Overview of IM Injection Technique
- Oxygen and Anaphylaxis
- Storage and disposal
- I.M. injection practice- syringe and needle
- I.M. injection practice- auto- injectors
- Life Support for Adults & Children and AED use
- Dealing with the Choking
All candidates will receive a training pack including a host of resources to help them assimilate the knowledge and skills.