Anaphylaxis and Epipen Training

 This course is suitable for any person who is involved in the administration of medicines in care settings, schools, colleges, and work places and needs to be aware of the diagnosis and treatment of anaphylactic reactions and to have a practical element to the training to experience using injector devices for adrenaline (using training injectors) in the classroom environment in order to be confident to use them in a real emergency. 

Anaphylaxis is an extreme and severe allergic reaction. The whole body is affected, often within minutes of exposure to the allergen but sometimes after hours.
Common causes include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts, cashews, Brazils), sesame, fish, shellfish, dairy products and eggs. Non-food causes include wasp or bee stings, natural latex (rubber), penicillin or any other drug or injection. In some people, exercise can trigger a severe reaction – either on its own or in combination with other factors such as food or drugs (e.g. aspirin).
o   generalised flushing of the skin
o   nettle rash (hives) anywhere on the body
o   sense of impending doom
o   swelling of throat and mouth
o   difficulty in swallowing or speaking
o   alterations in heart rate
o   severe asthma
o   abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
o   sudden feeling of weakness (drop in blood pressure)
o   collapse and unconsciousness
Anaphylaxis and Epipen Training For those working in an environment with people who suffer from anaphylaxis in their care (taught by an experienced healthcare professional)
o   Accident prevention (understanding the difference between an intolerance and allergy)
o   Recording accidents and incidents
o   Planning for emergencies
o   Communication and casualty care
o   Unconscious casualty management
o   Resusciation Recognising and responding to:
o   Allergic reactions
o   Anaphylaxis – signs, symptom and treatment
o   Auto-injector – Anapen, Jextpen and Epipen
o   Primary Survey
o   Asthma
£350 inclusive for up to 12 candidates
2.5 hours approximately.

To book your training or for further information call on 0330 100 2821 or email


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