Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy – an annual refresher course for School Staff and Child Carers



Caring for Children with Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy (plus a bonus section on Head Injuries)

This course is suitable for all Health Professionals, teachers, parents and carers and anyone who has any of the above conditions; or is working with, or involved in the care of any child or young person who has any of these long term health conditions. It is a comprehensive course that explains; the physiology of the conditions, common triggers, signs and symptoms, how to recognise an acute episode, what to do, how to treat and how to administer medication.

The course also provides helpful support to Schools and health professionals in writing Individual Healthcare Plans and supporting children with these medical conditions to play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge to identify and help someone experiencing one of these complex medical conditions. 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 have continuous access to this course for 12 months.

Ideally this course should be undertaken in conjunction with the separate course on Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions and giving medication in schools, nurseries and childcare settings.

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

How to use an Adrenaline Auto-injector

Legislation concerning the administration of Adrenaline in a life threatening emergency

Asthma physiology, recognition, treatment, preventer and reliever inhalers, common triggers and how to help in an asthma attack.

Diabetes, physiology of diabetes, hypos and hyperglycaemia and how to support a child with Diabetes at school.

Epilepsy, seizures and how to help someone experiencing a seizure.

Links to helpful resources and template Individual Healthcare Plans

Head injuries, what to look out for and traumatic brain injury.

Gradual return to play – GRTP.