The UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world. This course will give you the skills to prevent, recognise, and provide immediate treatment of severe allergic reactions (including the use of an auto-injector). 

Course description

Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction. Common causes are insect stings, foods and some medication. It is life threatening and requires immediate first aid (an auto-injector) and emergency medical assistance.

Someone in your school could have a severe allergy; as such, this must form part of your first aid needs assessment.

Who should attend?

This course is for people who provide childcare. Workplace first aiders who have to deal with those prone to anaphylaxis should also attend.

Course duration

Three hours.

Topics covered

You will learn how to prevent, recognise, and treat severe allergic reactions, including the use of auto-injectors and CPR.

Topics covered:

  • Adult, child, and baby resuscitation (CPR)
  • Auto-injector
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Primary survey
  • Understanding and recognising allergic reaction
  • Unresponsive casualty treatment

Course Availability