Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis Course 

½ day course

Is your workplace prepared?

Did you know that In the UK, 1-2% of adults have a food allergy. This, combined with the 5-8% of children with a food allergy, equates to about 2 million people

Anaphylaxis is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction, which requires immediate medical attention.With the number of sufferers increasing each year, it is extremely important to know what to do when faced with this acute emergency condition. There has been an increase in hospitalisations for allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock in England. There were 4836 hospital admissions in 2017-18.

Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)

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The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency. Successful candidates will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, and will be equipped with the vital skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective treatment.

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Our ½ day First Aid at Work Courses can be purchased for a single delegate at one of our open courses or a group booking at your venue.

½ Day Course

Ofqual Regulated

Certificate Valid for 1 Year
Content approved by the Anaphylaxis Campaign

Cost per delegate


£ 45

Manual: Included

Venue: Open Course Location

Certificate: Paper or Electronic

Cost for a group session


£ 350

Delegates: 12 Maximum

Venue: In-House*

Manuals: Included

Key Benefits

Choice Of Certificate

You can wait for your paper certificate or receive an instant electronic certificate (PDF)

Expiry Date Monitoring

Before your certificate expires, we will email you to remind yo to book your re-qualification course

Training Materials

We will use training auto injectors from numerous manufacturers to enable you to get a hands on feel

Our Manuals

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Clear and easy to understand guidance.

Easy to read and understand

Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 Guidelines compliant where appropriate

Fully illustrated

sample page anaphylaxis

Further Course Info

This qualification is for

Those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency.

Successful candidates will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, and will be equipped with the vital skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective treatment using a variety of Auto Injectors.


Assessments

Practical and formative assessments

o CPR and safe use of an AED

o Management of anaphylaxis

o Recovery position

Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures employed by the Trainer/Assessor during the learning process to measure each Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding


Course Contents

Topics covered

Chain of survival

Incident and casualty assessment

Managing an unresponsive casualty

CPR and defibrillation

Recovery Position

Common anaphylaxis triggers

Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis

Treatment

Medication

Adrenaline auto-injectors

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Top 5 myths about anaphylaxis

There’s a lot of information that “people know” and share. We want to share the top 5 with you

Allergy tests can predict anaphylaxis

Allergy tests can help healthcare professionals work out how likely someone is to react to a food, but do not tell us how severe the reaction might be – and if they might have anaphylaxis.

Allergic reactions get worse each time

Most allergic reactions to food do not cause anaphylaxis. Severity depends on many different factors which we don’t fully understand at this time. These include: the amount of food eaten and what it was eaten in; what else was eaten at the same time; if the person has any other medical illnesses such as asthma or a cough/cold. Most children who have an accidental reaction after diagnosis do not have anaphylaxis but a more mild reaction.

We cannot predict who will have a life-threatening anaphylaxis reaction, which is why anyone with symptoms of anaphylaxis should receive immediate treatment with adrenaline by an injection into a muscle, to keep them safe.

Only children with a previous case of anaphylaxis need an auto injector

We cannot predict which children with IgE-mediated food allergy might have anaphylaxis. Most people who have severe, life-threatening reactions have never had anaphylaxis before. Risk factors for severe reactions include poorly-controlled asthma and a delay in treating anaphylaxis with adrenaline.

When doctors decide if someone needs an adrenaline “pen”, they take into account a range of factors including the person’s previous reactions, if they have asthma or something else which might increase the risk of anaphylaxis, their age, the food(s) they are allergic to, and how easy it is to avoid that food.

Antihistamines can help if given as soon as a reaction happens

Histamine is only one chemical released during an allergic reaction. Many different chemical signals are released in anaphylaxis: antihistamines takes around 30 minutes to start working, and will only ‘block’ one part of the reaction: they are not effective for severe reactions (anaphylaxis).

Adrenaline is Dangerous

Adrenaline given by injection into the outer muscle of the mid-thigh (upper leg) is very safe. It starts to work within minutes, reducing swelling, relieving wheeze and improving blood pressure.

It also stops cells from releasing more inflammatory chemicals into the blood – so the earlier it is given during anaphylaxis, the better.

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