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Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis

Course Description

It is regrettable, but none the less true, that we are seeing more and more reports of individuals suffering from anaphylaxis. Often with disastrous consequences. In such cases speed is of the essence.
An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as a food substance or an insect sting. If it is not treated appropriately, it may well cause death.

When administering medication it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. 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 qualified First Aiders, Emergency first Aiders, Dental Practitioners and Dental Care Professionals, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and others working in a high-risk environment where suitable medication is available.

Course Duration

The course consists of 6 contact hours of theoretical and practical work. Dependant on the student’s prior experience there may be a requirement for some pre-course or post-course study. In such an event support and guidance can, if required, be provided to the student.

Course Syllabus

The course syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Assessment of the situation
  • Describe anaphylaxis
  • Identifying triggers for anaphylaxis
  • Describe life threatening problems associated with the:
    • Airway
    • Breathing
    • Circulation
    • Disability (Neurological status)
    • Exposure (Skin & mucosal changes)
  • The treatment for anaphylaxis using the following devices:
    • Non re-breather mask
    • Bag valve and mask
    • Auto-injector
  • Key features of Auto-injectors
  • Assessment using the ABCDE approach
  • Resuscitation for adult & child
  • Recognising the need to use an Auto-injector
  • Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
  • The safe use of an Auto-injector
  • Safe disposal of shards
  • Handing over a casualty to a medical professional

Certification

Subject to assessment, all participants will be issued with a Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis. This qualification is valid for 3 years, which may be renewed by attending a suitable One-Day Re-qualification Course. In addition, it is strongly recommended that all students attend an annual refresher course.

Numbers

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and each participant must be aged a minimum of 16 years or above.

Assessment

All students will be subject to on-going assessment during the course in order to ensure that they are able to act safely, promptly and effectively when confronted with a casualty requiring the immediate management of anaphylaxis. In addition, students will be required to sit a theoretical, multiple-choice question test paper.

Location

We are able to offer this course at your location, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, thus reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.

 

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