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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.