Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis  - Level 3: 1-day

An anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings.

Course Summary

FAA Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)

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.

Course Contents

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe anaphylaxis

  • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis

Describe life threatening problems associated with the:

  • Airway

  • Breathing

  • Circulation

  • Disability (Neurological status)

  • Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes)

  • Explain the need for an early call for help

Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis:

  • Non re-breather mask

  • Removal of trigger

  • Auto-injector

  • 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

Certification

This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.

Duration

A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required. Ideally, the course should be run over one day, but can be spread over a longer time period if you so desire, providing it is completed within 4 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.

Further Information

Duration: one-day (6 hours)

Group size: 12 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor

Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessment

Pre-requisite: None

Suggested progression:

  • Recommended Annual Refresher Training;

  • Mandatory Requalification every three years by re-taking the one-day course;

  • Option to upgrade to the First Aid at Work 3 day qualification;

Course Prices

Price per person at our venue:

£69.00 (ex VAT)

Price per group at your venue:

£499.00 (ex VAT)

Further Information

Duration: one-day (6 hours)

Group size: 12 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor

Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessments

Pre-requisite: None

Suggested progression:

  • Recommended Annual Refresher Training;

  • Mandatory Requalification every three years by re-taking the one-day course;

  • Option to upgrade to the First Aid at Work 3 day qualification;

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