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Understanding Anaphylaxis

Our Understanding Anaphylaxis training courses ensure your staff can understand and identify what anaphylaxis is and how to treat and deal with emergency situations in educational settings. This Understanding Anaphylaxis online training course is great for those working with or around children, including teachers and childminders, and those working in food preparation in these institutions. 

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About this Understanding Anaphylaxis Course

This Understanding Anaphylaxis training teaches learners what anaphylaxis is and its signs and symptoms, as well as measures and medicines to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis, and what to do in the event of an emergency anaphylaxis situation in an educational setting. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive an Understanding Anaphylaxis training certificate.

Did you know, anaphylactic reactions usually start within minutes, but can occur up to 2-3 hours later? It’s essential for anyone working with children, whether in an educational setting or another, to learn about anaphylaxis in children and young adults as an anaphylactic reaction is potentially life-threatening and requires emergency response immediately. 

Duration Duration Dependent on delivery method, this Understanding Anaphylaxis training takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this online Understanding Anaphylaxis course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this Understanding Anaphylaxis training course, either download your certificate or access at a later date online.
Accreditations Accreditations This Understanding Anaphylaxis Awareness course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Understanding Anaphylaxis Course Outline

The aim of this Understanding Anaphylaxis training is to greater increase your knowledge of anaphylaxis, the common issues they face, and the correct support and procedures.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What anaphylaxis is
  • Signs & symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Risk reduction measures
  • Treatment options
  • Alternative medicines
  • Dealing with emergency situations in schools

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Understanding Anaphylaxis Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this online Understanding Anaphylaxis training course, learners should know and understand the following:

  • What anaphylaxis is
    Understand what anaphylaxis is and common causes in children
  • Signs & symptoms of anaphylaxis
    Identify the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and treatment options
  • Risk reduction measures
    Learn ways to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis
  • Medical treatment for anaphylaxis
    Understand what alternative medicines help reduce the risk of anaphylaxis
  • Emergency situation management
    Learn how to deal with an emergency situation in schools

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that can be severe and potentially life-threatening.  

To learn more, book our Understanding anaphylaxis course online today! 

Why is it important for staff in the education industry to understand what anaphylaxis is and how to treat it?

There are several triggers for anaphylaxis, which include allergic reactions to foods, medicines, insect stings and latex.

Should anybody suffer an anaphylactic reaction, an immediate emergency response is always required. These reactions may occur immediately or up to 2-3 hours later, so ensuring all staff in your institution are equipped with the knowledge of the treatment and emergency procedures required to respond to such a reaction can help reduce the risks associated with anaphylaxis.

Who should take this Understanding Anaphylaxis training?

Anyone working with, or around, children or young people should take this Understanding Anaphylaxis training course. This includes those working in education such as teachers, headteachers, teacher assistants, senior leaders, school matrons, and any staff involved in the preparation of food in these educational environments. Activity leaders, childminders, sports coaches, and parents should also take this course to learn more about anaphylaxis and the dangers of these allergic reactions.

What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis?

Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include:

  • Skin reactions, including hives and itching and flushed or pale skin
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Constriction of the airways and a swollen tongue or throat, which can cause wheezing and trouble breathing
  • A weak and rapid pulse
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Dizziness or fainting 
How quickly does anaphylaxis occur? Anaphylaxis symptoms usually appear minutes after being exposed to an allergen. Symptoms can occur up to a half-hour after exposure. Anaphylaxis can be delayed for hours in rare circumstances.




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Understanding Anaphylaxis Training Delivery Methods

Our online Understanding Anaphylaxis training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.

• Study when you want 
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• Study anywhere you want on any device 


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Complete Course Complete the Understanding Anaphylaxis training course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
Become Certified Great! Now you're certified and can download the Understanding Anaphylaxis certificates from the portal.

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