Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis

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  • £ POA
  • Maximum 12 Delegates per course

  • 6 hours (1 day)

  • Certificate lasts 3 years


An anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.

This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.


This is a classroom-based course of 6 contact hours. Dependent on the delegate’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.

Delegates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify for this course.


This qualification lasts for3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.


A maximum of 12 delegates can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.



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What is covered?

  • Describe anaphylaxis
  • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis
  • Describe life threatening problems associated with anaphylaxis
  • Explain the need for an early call for help
  • Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis
  • Identify key features of adrenaline auto-injectors
  • Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach
  • Demonstrate a recovery position
  • Recognise the need to use an auto-injector
  • Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
  • Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device
  • Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working
  • Handover the casualty to a medical professional

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Course Breakdown

QCF Level 3 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)
Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis Code 601/4738/6
Unit 1 title: Recognition and Management of Anaphylaxis Unit 1 code J/506/6603
SCQF Level 6 Award (Scotland)
Qualification title: Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis At SCQF Level 6 Code R416 04
Unit 1 title: Recognition and Management of Anaphylaxis Unit 1 code UG40 04

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