First aid: Anaphylaxis and Basic Life Support
Essential knowledge for anyone working with or caring for children, and workplace first aiders who may have to deal with those prone to anaphylaxis.
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Anaphylaxis is a life threatening condition that affects an increasing number of children and adults. With 40% of children now suffering from allergies, the ability to understand allergic conditions, and deal with sudden or severe symptoms is fast becoming an essential part of childcare. The symptoms of Anaphylaxis can occur within seconds or minutes of a sufferer's exposure to the food or substance that they are allergic to. Prompt, appropriate action and care is essential.
This short training course is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills to understand allergic conditions, and deal with the sudden and severe symptoms of anaphylaxis.
- Anaphylaxis policies and protocols
- What is an anaphylaxis reaction
- Common causes signs and symptoms management and treatment of anaphylaxis
- Administration of an adrenaline auto-injector: Anapen, EpiPen
- Jext Aftercare Basic Life support
- Practical CPR Session
It is recommended that this qualification should operate on a ratio of a maximum of 12 learners to 1 tutor
Subject related eLearning:
The IOSH approved, First aid essentials eLearning course will help you get to grips with the basics of first aid, and supply the knowledge and skills that could help save a life. It features video demonstrations from trained first aid professionals.
For more information on the eLearning course, visit the First aid essentials course page.
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