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Anaphylaxis management

It is vital that individuals at risk of suffering a severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, are equipped with the knowledge and skills to deal with an emergency – it might save their life.  It is well known that this is not always the case.  Some do not recognise the symptoms or know when or how to take their antihistamines or adrenaline auto-injector (epipen / anapen / jext).   Many adrenaline autoinjectors being carried are out of date, many are not with the individual when needed – especially teenagers, which places them at high risk.

These patients need comprehensive, up to date management plans.

If it is the first severe allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock suffered, those with a duty to respond and first aiders need to know what to do.  Prompt, appropriate action may make the difference between life and death.

Training will be to the most up to date Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Course aims

  • Update knowledge and skills in relation to anaphylaxis diagnosis and treatment
  • Equip participants with the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence necessary to carry out effective basic life support
  • Update practical skills in relation to anaphylaxis treatment
  • equip participants to support an individual suffering a severe allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock to manage their treatment as appropriate
  • develop, maintain and update patient allergy management plans

Courses will include:

  • review of basic life support / CPR;  anaphylaxis signs and symptoms; treatment options and techniques; developing, updating and communicating anaphylaxis management plans.

Course details:

format: informal, professional, up to date, fun, interactive, relevant
when: your choice of dates
where: your surgery – ‘Annies’ will travel!
how long: 1½ hrs plus extra time if done at same time as BLS training.
how many: ideally no more than 12 at a time but we can discuss options
type of certificate: 1 year certificate of attendance
cost: approx £150 but depends whether other training combined with this eg BLS
who should attend: all surgery staff (Resuscitation Council recommended), certainly all clinical staff