Anaphylaxis Awareness Training

Duration 1 hour

Last audited 13th March 2023

CPD Approved
Anaphylaxis Awareness
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This online Anaphylaxis Awareness course is designed to help learners understand more about what anaphylaxis is, what the symptoms of allergies and anaphylaxis are, and what can be done to help a person with anaphylaxis manage the condition.

Throughout the course you’ll learn more about the common symptoms to look out for amongst the people you work with, live with, care for or cater for. Upon completion of the training, you'll be able to understand the vital first aid measures to take – including how to put a person in the recovery position and how to administer an auto-injector - should someone suffer from an anaphylactic shock.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by a qualified first aid professional

Accredited by CPD

What you'll learn

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand what anaphylaxis is (and isn't) and how it compares to food allergies and intolerance.
  • Know the common causes of anaphylaxis, including common food allergens.
  • Understand the symptoms of anaphylaxis and be able to recognise an anaphylactic shock.
  • Know how anaphylaxis can be prevented.
  • Know how to carry out first aid when someone is experiencing anaphylaxis, including the primary assessment, the recovery position and CPR.
  • Understand how to use an adrenaline auto-injector in cases of anaphylaxis.

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Module 1: Introduction to Anaphylaxis

What is anaphylaxis? Food allergy myths, key definitions, common causes of anaphylaxis, food allergens and why training is important.

Module 2: Identifying Anaphylaxis

People most at risk, early recognition, allergic reaction symptoms, anaphylaxis symptoms and preventing anaphylaxis.

Module 3: First Aid

Adrenaline, how to respond to an anaphylactic shock, the primary assessment, the recovery position, administering CPR to adults and children, auto-injectors, how to use an auto-injector and patient care.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 12 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This online course is suitable for anyone who works with, lives with or cares for people – including adults, teenagers and children - who suffer from anaphylaxis.

The course is equally suitable for anyone works with members of the public, as the course aims to help you to recognise the symptoms of anaphylaxis amongst customers or service users who may suffer from the condition without you being previously aware.

The course may be particularly useful for people who work in establishments that prepare, sell or serve food as anaphylaxis is often related to food allergies.

Written by experts

Paul Turner, Senior Environmental Health Officer

In partnership with

Paul Turner

Senior Environmental Health Officer

Paul Turner is a Senior Environmental Health Officer at North Yorkshire Council with a great passion for the highest standards of food safety. As well as holding a degree in Environmental Health and a HND in Applied Science (Biology) Paul has completed the following: Certificate of Registration with Environmental Health Officers Registration Board, Assessment of Professional Competence (CPD), ISO 9000:2000 Lead Auditor qualification and has Chartered status from CIEH.

Paul has 30 years of experience in the sector working for local authorities and is on the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) working group and is a Local Authority member of the FSA group contributing to their Register a Food Business (RAFB) service.

Paul is an experienced public speaker on food safety who has developed and delivered training on behalf of the Food Standards Agency and others in the sector as he continues his drive to ensure the highest standards of food safety.

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