Anaphylaxis Awareness

  • Duration: 1 hour

Course aims

This anaphylaxis awareness course is designed to give you the confidence in identifying anaphylaxis and an understanding of how to manage a person suffering with 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 is crucial.

Course Contents

Module One – 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 Two – Treatment of an anaphylactic reaction

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

Module Three – Recovery from Anaphylaxis

  • Recovery & Discharge from hospital
  • Specialist Referral


End of course assessment



  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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