Did you know that in 2014, there were over 4,000 hospital admissions for anaphylaxis in England?

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. Our Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis course 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.

BLS & Anaphylaxis
From 1 October 2017, all primary and secondary schools will be able to order extra adrenaline auto-injectors, such as EpiPen, Jext or Emerade, from pharmacies, and store them for use in emergencies. Children with severe allergies will be able to access the life-saving treatment if they need an extra dose, if their allocated device is not available, doesn’t work properly or is used incorrectly. The spare devices can only be used on pupils at risk of anaphylaxis – a life-threatening allergic reaction – where consent from doctors and parents has already been obtained.

The Department of Health has issued new guidance for schools on how to use adrenaline auto-injectors. It describes how to recognise the signs of a mild allergic reaction and the more serious anaphylaxis.

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Duration

A minimum of 3 contact hours in the classroom consisting of practical and theoretical activities.

What’s covered?

Chain of survival
Incident and casualty assessment
Managing an unresponsive casualty
CPR
Recovery Position
Common anaphylaxis triggers
Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
Treatment
Medication
Adrenaline auto-injectors

Certification

Assessment is ongoing by our First Aid instructor and upon successful completion of this course attendees will receive an accredited nationally recognised Ofqual regulated certificate valid for 1 year.

Numbers

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course with one of our trainers.

Age Limit

You must be a minimum of 16 years of age upon start of this qualification.

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Course cost is only £30 + VAT per person

(includes certification and a Basic Life Support handbook to keep)

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Booking a course

We can arrange to deliver our Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis course in your workplace to groups of 6 or more. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. Should you be interested in discussing your requirements in more detail please contact us.