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)
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.
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.
Clear and easy to understand guidance.
Easy to read and understand
Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 Guidelines compliant where appropriate
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.
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
Chain of survival
Incident and casualty assessment
Managing an unresponsive casualty
CPR and defibrillation
Common anaphylaxis triggers
Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This course will give your staff the knowledge to safely, effectively and efficiently use a defibrillator unit
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