Anaphylaxis First Aid
Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of an 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.
Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can kill without immediate first aid and allergies affect approximately one in three of the UK population with as many as half of those affected being children.
The likelihood is that someone in your organisation/company/school could have a severe allergy and this must form part of your first aid needs assessment.
- Prevention, recognition and treatment of severe allergic reaction
- Use of auto-injectors and CPR
- Understanding and recognising an allergic reaction
- Resuscitation (CPR all ages)
- Communication and casualty care
- Unconscious casualty treatment
- Course duration
- Primary survey