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Anaphylaxis Awareness e-Learning

Anaphylaxis is an extreme and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, which results in rapid chemical changes in the body. Anaphylaxis can be caused by a ‘trigger’ such as insect stings, foods (e.g. nuts and shellfish) and medicines such as penicillin. This can cause reactions such as :

  • Swelling of the mouth, tongue, face and neck
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Red, blotchy and itchy skin
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety.

The aim of this training session is to enable you to recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and treat an anaphylactic reaction.

By the end of this e-Learning session you should be able to: 

  •   Identify the common causes of allergic reactions
  •   Recognise severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic shock), and their differences from other medical emergencies
  •   To urgently get appropriate medical help
  •   To assist the person to administer their medication if appropriate
  •   Identify and practice the correct steps and use of epinephrine by auto-injector
  •   Comply with methods for safely storing, handling, and disposing of the auto-injector or syringes
  •   Have an understanding of the UK Resuscitation Guidelines in relation to Anaphylaxis

This e-Learning session should be followed up by a 20 minute practical session on the use of an auto-injector. Please call the office to arrange on completion of the e-Learning session.

If you would like to discuss any of this please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices, Aberdeen 01224 51 61 71, Dundee 01382 60 40 60, Edinburgh 0131 610 9112 or Glasgow 0141 432 2018.

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