Anaphylaxis is a potential life threatening severe allergic reaction. It is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment.
It can occur when someone with allergies is exposed to something they are allergic to (known as an allergen). Reactions usually begin within minutes and rapidly progress but can occur up to 2-3 hours later.
This short workshop will provide those who care or work with people who have a severe allergy, information on triggers, how to prevent a reaction occurring and assisting a casualty who may need help in administering their medication.
Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline Auto-Injectors
On completion learners will understand:
- Signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction
- Anaphylactic Reactions – What’s going on
- Allergen Exposure – Common Causes
- Treatment of Anaphylaxis
- Adrenaline Auto-Injectors and the administration of medication
- Management in Schools
- Healthcare Management and Allergy Action Plans