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Anaphylaxis and Autoinjectors

You do not have to be a doctor to save lives. Just acquire some basic skills via this 30-minute course and discover the risks associated with Anaphylaxis along with how to administer adrenaline through an autoinjector.

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Anaphylaxis and Autoinjectors

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About this Course

This course is designed to help you understand the risk of Anaphylaxis, recognise symptoms and administer first aid in the case of a severe allergic reaction. You will also learn the proper use of autoinjectors.

Over 20% of the population in the UK suffers from some form of allergic disorder. A severe allergic reaction can be potentially life-threatening. It involves a rapid development of breathing and circulation complications. When the body swells in response to an allergen, the airway tightens, which leads to fainting or a sudden drop in blood pressure.

Anaphylaxis can be caused by a range of triggers including insect bites, certain types of food, latex and some medicines. Autoinjectors can quickly relieve the symptoms of an anaphylaxis reaction, providing enough time for emergency services to arrive and take over the treatment. It is essential that anyone in a caretaking role, including health and social care workers, know how to identify and treat the symptoms of anaphylaxis.

This online short course can be completed in just 30 minutes, but it can potentially save a life. It is suitable for employees working in an environment where an understanding of anaphylaxis is beneficial. This includes NHS medical and nursing staff, allied health professions (AHPs) and care staff, locum doctors and nurses, locum AHPs, agency nurses and workers, healthcare assistants, support workers, care assistants and community services. It can be used as a stand-alone module or as part of an induction course.

Did you know: In 2014, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advised that anyone who is at risk of suffering anaphylaxis should always have at least two adrenaline auto-injector devices immediately available.

  • Learn how to administer adrenaline through an autoinjector

  • Complete in approximately 20 to 40 minutes

  • Instant PDF certificate on completion

  • Learn at your own pace with 24/7 access

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After successfully completing the course you will receive an e-certificate that you can download onto your device.

Areas Covered

  • Reactions to Allergens

    Learn how the body reacts when it is exposed to a substance that it is allergic to, and how that affects different parts of the body including the digestive tract, the airway, the skin and the eyes.

  • Anaphylaxis

    While anaphylaxis, an extreme and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, may occur several hours after exposure, it may occur within minutes of a person with an allergy being exposed to a trigger allergen. This topic will teach you which symptoms to look out for in such a case.

  • Treating Suspected Anaphylaxis

    Learn how to treat a person showing symptoms of anaphylaxis, including placing the person in a comfortable position, administering adrenaline autoinjector, calling an ambulance, removing any trigger if possible and monitoring the person till help arrives.

  • An Employee’s Responsibility

    If you have a serious allergy, this topic will teach you your responsibilities as an employee.

  • Adrenaline Autoinjectors

    You will learn what autoinjectors are, which adrenaline autoinjectors people use, as well as the laws associated with administering adrenaline using autoinjectors.

  • Common Traits

    This topic will teach you the common traits each of the adrenaline autoinjectors share and how to use one correctly and safely.

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Once you have accessed your course for the first time, you have 1 year to complete it.

Our e-learning is available to use on tablets, PCs, and laptops. All you need is a stable internet connection.

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The Tutorak LMS has been created with the needs of a business in mind; it reduces the time and effort required to administer training and features detailed reports on training progress. We have worked in partnership with many businesses and organisations and have gained a unique understanding of the challenges they face while delivering training to a workforce. This has allowed us to create a flexible system which can be modified according to the needs of your company.

When you purchase a course, you receive two emails, a payment receipt and login credentials to access the LMS. You can click on the link provided in the email to go to the login page and enter the provided details to log in to your account.

For the purchase of a single course license, you will be given details to access a learner account, where you can take your course directly. Any purchases above a single course license will automatically generate details for an administrator account for you to manage the learners that will be taking the course.