Anaphylaxis Awareness’sMCP First Aid Training
When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.
This is a classroom-based course of 6 contact hours. Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.
The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme. At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
• Describe anaphylaxis • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis • Describe life threatening problems associated with the: • Airway • Breathing • Circulation • Disability (Neurological status) • Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes)
• Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors • Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach • Demonstrate a recovery position • Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child • Recognise the need to use an auto-injector • Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment • Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device • Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working • Handover the casualty to a medical professional
This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.
A range of methods are used, including, practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.