Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis

Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis – FAA Level 3 Award – 1 day

This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available. An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

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)
• Explain the need for an early call for help
• Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis:
• Non re-breather mask
• Removal of trigger
• Auto-injector

A range of methods are used, including, practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).

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.

Certificates will be posted promptly once full payment has been received.


All courses can take place at your venue or in a suitable nearby location.


All costs are based per person and include course booklet, resuscitation mouth shield and certification.