Statistics show that allergies are on the rise, affecting around 1 in 3 people in the UK – approximately half of which are children. In addition to this, 1 in 11 children in the UK are currently being treated for asthma.
Primarily aimed at schools and children’s services where there’s a duty of care, our combined anaphylaxis training and asthma first aid course will teach you how to recognise, prevent and treat your pupils or staff in the event of a severe allergic reaction or asthma attack.
Both anaphylaxis and asthma can be fatal without immediate medical assistance and intervention, so it’s vital that your staff are trained to administer treatment efficiently and effectively.
Due to changes in legislation, schools are now allowed to keep anaphylaxis auto injectors (AAIs) and emergency asthma inhalers on their premises – but in order to use them correctly, you need to understand the signs of an attack and how to use these essential medical treatments.
Our anaphylaxis and asthma training offers a comprehensive solution to dealing with allergies and attacks.
What’s covered in our anaphylaxis training course?
Delivered only by fully qualified doctors, nurses or paramedics with real firsthand experience, our course covers:
- Understanding allergies
- Recognising allergic reactions
- Auto-injector storage and use
- The differences between Epipen, Jext and Emerade
- Patient care including the administration of an auto-injector of adrenaline
- Dealing with an unresponsive patient
- Guidance on policies and procedures
Asthma first aid training
Alongside your anaphylaxis training, you’ll also undergo an asthma first aid course, which includes:
- Your responsibilities
- Asthma triggers
- Signs and symptoms
- Medication and storage
- Use of emergency inhalers including administration
- How to respond to an asthma attack
Our externally accredited Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis and Asthma training course is completed in one day, over a 6 hour session, at a time and location that suits you.
Assessment & Certification
In order to meet the required standards for your anaphylaxis and asthma training, participants will be assessed throughout the duration of the course by the qualified tutor.
As part of the assessment process, delegates will contribute to a practical scenario, demonstrating their ability to manage a child having an asthma attack and anaphylactic reaction.
Upon successful completion of the anaphylaxis training and asthma first aid course, you’ll receive a certificate to verify your competency which will remain valid for three years from issue.
QCF LEVEL 2 AWARD IN EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK
EMERGENCY RESPONSE ANNUAL REFRESHER
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE LEVEL 1 RQF (QCF)