Anaphylaxis, or Anaphylactic shock, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances, medicines or insect stings. If it is not treated quickly and appropriately, it can cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders as well as healthcare professionals and others to enable them to recognise and treat Anaphylaxis safely and effectively.
When administering Anaphylaxis 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 1 day FAA Level 3 Award (QCF) in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis course is suitable for all First Aiders and Healthcare Professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.
This is a 1 Day course in the immediate management of Anaphylaxis with a minimum of 6 hours classroom contact time. Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.
The course combines practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme, at the end of which, the student will be able to:
• Describe Anaphylaxis
• Identify triggers for Anaphylaxis
• Describe life threatening problems associated with the:
• 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 use
Assessment and Certification
A range of assessment methods are used, including, practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice). At the end of which successful students will be issued with an FAA Level 3 Award (QCF) in The immediate Management of Anaphylaxis valid 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 (3 hours)
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course at any one time and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify for the award.
We are able to deliver this course on site at your workplace, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling, or at an external venue convenient to you.
FAA 1 Day Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF) Level 3 Award (up to 12 people) from £500.
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