Health Professional Anaphylaxis Management & Life Support- 2 Hours CPD

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)

General Information

This course will provide an overview of anaphylaxis; its causes, symptoms and recognition and treatment. It will also cover adult /child life support and use of an AED.
This programme is suitable for any one who would benefit from an understanding of the recognition and management of anaphylaxis and life support.

Learning Outcomes

The course will cover the following:

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 & AED use


Course structure and programme

All candidates will receive a training pack including a host of resources to help them assimilate the knowledge and skills. This includes course slide set, personal resuscitation mask and medical emergencies flow charts to use as an aide memoir after the course.

Course Length

This course is at least 2 contact hours
The course is run in accordance with the RCUK Guidance and the Anaphylaxis campaign-
This course of practical hands-on experience using simulated scenarios and role-play that delivers the skills and confidence to manage a situation in real life.

Course Assessment

Assessment is continuous


On completion of the course candidates will receive a certificate with 2 hours verifiable CPD