Anaphylaxis First Aid

Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can kill without immediate first aid. The UK is one of the top countries in the world for incidence of allergies.

Allergies affect approximately one in three of the UK population and each year numbers grow by 5% with as many as half of those affected being children†.

Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction. Common causes are insect stings, foods and some medication. It is life threatening and requires immediate first aid (an auto-injector) and emergency medical assistance.

The likelihood is that someone in your school could have a severe allergy and this must form part of your first aid needs assessment.

This course is approved by Allergy UK for anyone who needs training in how and when to use an auto-injector in the treatment of anaphylaxis.


  • Auto-injector
  • Understanding and recognising allergic reaction
  • Resuscitation (CPR all ages)
  • Primary survey
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Unresponsive casualty treatment
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Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the student. Assessment will be carried out through observation along with some written exercises. Whilst the written elements are straightforward, candidates require a basic command of English.  Students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are issued with a certificate which is valid for three years.

Those who provide childcare and workplace first aiders who have to deal with those prone to anaphylaxis should also attend.

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