First Aid for Anaphylaxis and Acute Allergic Reaction


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First Aid for Anaphylaxis and Acute Allergic Reaction

This course is suitable for all Health Professionals, teachers, parents and carers and anyone who has suffered an allergic response; or is working with, or involved in the care of someone who has experienced a severe allergic reaction. It is a comprehensive course that explains; the physiology of an allergic reaction, common allergic triggers, signs and symptoms and how to recognise an acute allergic response, what to do, how to treat and how to administer medication.

This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge to identify and help someone experiencing an allergic reaction. This course does not seek to replace a practical course but allows you to learn these vital skills at a time and place to suit you.

The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and test yourself sections fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and print your Certificate on completion. You will have continuous access to the course for 12 months.

It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect serious illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.

The Author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the Author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused.

The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, Qualified Nurse, First Aid Trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical and first aid professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact [email protected]

Course Contents:

Anaphylactic Shock, acute allergic reaction – causes, recognition and treatment


What is an allergic reaction?

Who is at risk from anaphylaxis?

Common triggers for reactions

How to recognise an acute allergic reaction?

Common symptoms include

How to Treat Anaphylaxis

How to use an Adrenaline Auto-injector

Health professionals and anaphylaxis administration

Patient Positioning for anaphylaxis

After an anaphylactic reaction

Storage of auto injectors

Legislation concerning the administration of Adrenaline in a life threatening emergency