What is it?
Anaphylaxis (Pronounced an-a-fi-LAK-sis) is a serious allergic response that often involves swelling, hives, lowered blood pressure and in severe cases, shock.
If anaphylactic shock isn’t treated immediately, it can be fatal. Symptoms usually start within 5 to 30 minutes of coming into contact with the concerned allergen/s. The most common and noticeable effect of anaphylaxis is a swollen throat and shortness of breath, leading to trouble swallowing and wheezing. These are often accompanied by a red rash and hives.
Anaphylaxis may occur in people with allergies to foods, insect stings, medications or latex and other products. People who know they’re at risk of anaphylaxis should be armed with auto-injectible epinephrine (often known as an auto-injector)
How can I be prepared to help?
In our professional opinion, the best way to be ready to assist somebody experiencing anaphylaxis is to take our quick and easy course (obviously!). It’s aimed at anyone who needs to be aware of anaphylaxis and covers the use of Epi-Pens®, Emerade® and Jext® (all brands of auto-injectors).
The course helps with recognising signs of the condition and treating it. Care for the patient is detailed, including the important step of calling 999 as soon as it’s recognised.
Alongside an online course, a classroom course is also offered and the certificate is valid for three years. On completion of either, you will be issued a ProTrainings wall certificate and wallet card.
Online course: anaphylaxis training
Classroom course: Click here or phone 01206 805359
Hear what one of our happy customers had to say about our course:
Carlos, from New York:
“THE INFORMATION IS PRESENTED IN A METHODICAL, PROFESSIONAL AND NON-THREATENING FASHION… ADDITIONALLY YOU ARE NOT ABANDONED AFTER THE COURSE. THE FOLLOW-UP RESOURCES & SUPPORT GIVES THE STUDENT A SENSE OF SECURITY….WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT.”
Alongside these, there’s nothing like hands-on practice. You can purchase a trailer auto-injector which looks and feels just like the real thing but doesn’t contain a needle or drug. Using this, you can perfect your technique and keep it at the front of your mind, just in case. Buy one here: Auto-Injector Trainer
Definition sourced from: https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-dictionary/anaphylaxis