Anaphylaxis Awareness

The Anaphylaxis Awareness training course, is an Anaphylaxis campaign course designed by Allergywise to give candidates improved and updated knowledge in managing severe allergies.  This includes early recognition of symptoms, allergen avoidance and crisis management along with enhanced skills in the use of auto injectors such as Ana-pen and Epi-pen.

Length of Course:

2 hours.

Course entry requirements:

None.

Course syllabus:

  • What is Anaphylaxis?
  • Definition.
  • Symptoms.
  • Types of reactions.
  • Common Causes.
  • Treatments.
  • Types of auto injectors.
  • Allergen avoidance.
  • Crisis management.
  • What to do in the event of an allergic reaction.
  • Practical scenarios.

Anaphylaxis Awareness Course

Anaphylaxis Awareness is essential for people dealing with Anaphylactic shock (or Anaphylaxis).  Anaphylaxis is as a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings.

Common Anaphylaxis causes include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts e.g. almonds, walnuts, cashews, and Brazil nuts, sesame, fish, shellfish, dairy products and eggs.

Common Non-food Anaphylaxis causes include wasp or bee stings, natural latex, penicillin or any other drug or injection. In some people, exercise can trigger a severe reaction either on its own or in combination with other factors such as food or drugs e.g. aspirin.

An estimated 21 million adults suffer from at least one allergy and six to eight percent of children have a proven food allergy.  Severe allergic reactions Anaphylaxis can kill without immediate first aid.  This practical training course will teach Prevention, recognition and treatment of severe allergic reaction including the use of EpiPen auto-injectors.

Anaphylaxis Awareness – What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is an extreme and severe allergic reaction.  The whole body is affected, often within minutes of exposure to the substance which causes the allergic reaction (allergen) but sometimes after hours.

 

Anaphylaxis Awareness – What can cause anaphylaxis?

Common causes include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts, cashews, and Brazil nuts), sesame, fish, shellfish, dairy products and eggs.

Non-food causes include wasp or bee stings, natural latex (rubber), penicillin or any other drug or injection.

In some people, exercise can trigger a severe reaction — either on its own or in combination with other factors such as food or drugs (e.g. aspirin).

 

Anaphylaxis Campaign

For more information please visit the Anaphylaxis Campaign website: www.anaphylaxis.org.uk