Anaphylaxis Awareness

Anaphylaxis Awareness
  • Duration: 1 hour

Synopsis of Anaphylaxis Awareness

This anaphylaxis awareness course is designed to give you confidence in identifying anaphylaxis and an understanding of how to manage a person suffering from anaphylactic shock.

This course explains the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, possible ‘triggers’ and how to treat effectively using first-aid with an ‘auto-injector’/’epi-pen’.

With over 20,000 people being admitted to hospital annually due to allergic reactions, and with around 20 deaths per year from anaphylactic shock, timely recognition and treatment are crucial.

Course Contents

Module 1: Introduction to Anaphylaxis

  • Common causes of Anaphylaxis
  • What increases the risk of Anaphylaxis
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Life-threatening & Non-life-threatening conditions
  • Removing the trigger

Module 2: Treatment of an anaphylactic reaction

  • Adrenaline/Epinephrine
  • Epi-pen – Method of Administration
  • The Resuscitation Council UK Algorithm
  • Secondary Treatments

Module 3: Recovery from Anaphylaxis

  • Recovery & Discharge from hospital
  • Specialist Referral



  1. Resuscitation Council (UK). Emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions. January 2008
  2. Lieberman P, Kemp SF, Oppenheimer JJ, et al. The diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis: an updated practice parameter. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005;115: S485-S523
  3. Sampson HA, Munoz-Furlong A, Campbell RL, et al. Second symposium on the definition and management of anaphylaxis: summary report Second National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease/Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network symposium. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006;117:391

There is no review for this course

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