Epipen Group Course Overview

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 course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.

Epipen Syllabus

The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions which include a range of topics are covered including:

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
  • 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

Delivery style

The course is facilitated through group and class discussion to involve all candidates and to ensure all candidates are grasping the board topics ready for the assessment.

There will be practical sessions to ensure candidates hold relevant first aid knowledge and to introduce the new skills of medication administration.

Candidates can wear clothing that they feel comfortable to support their learning, while taking part in group discussions and practical sessions with other candidates. Candidates should be awear they will be practising placing one another in recovery position and practising resuscitation. We therefore recommend flat shoes, trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.

Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis Book

Resources

The course includes a Management of Anaphylaxis handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.

Epipen Assessment

The course includes a range of assessment methods including interactive group discussion and pratical sessions which are monitored by the tutor. The courses finishes with a written multi-choice and open question paper at the end of the course.

Epipen Prerequiste

There is no prerequiste for this course. All relevant first aid is taught as part of the epi-pen training.

Epipen Pre-learning

There is no pre-learning for this course.

Post-course

There is no post-course learning for this course.

You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, where they can assess debrief session should one of your employees need to use their skills.

FutureQuals certificate for Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis

Certification

Sucessful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis by the awarding body First Aid Awards.

Certification Renewal

The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by resitting the qualification.

It is recommended to complete Continual Professional Development on a yearly basis to maintain practical skills and keep information at the forefront.

Candidate Needs

The role of a first aider, includes the ability to respond to demanding situations. If there are concerns as to whether an individual is physically fit enough, an individula assessment should be carried out to idenitfy if the individual can effectively carry out the role. In keeping with a first aid role, the course involves various pratical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.

If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking.

Location

We can deliver the training at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but at the same time risk your staff being distracted by day to day concerns that arrise, which may not be suitable as they approach the assessement.

Locations will require:

  • Room big enough to sit 16 candidates to sit in horse shoe
  • Tables for group work and assessment at end of the session
  • Floor space to practise their first aid skills
  • Projector and screen with computer connection, however we can provide a projector with laptop

Map of Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis Courses Coverage - South Wales - Cheptsow, Newport, Cardiff, Neath, Port Talbor, Swansea, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Tenby, Brecon, Landovery, Llandeilo,Cardigan

Supporting local companies in South Wales - Cheptsow, Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Neath, Swansea, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Tenby, Brecon, Landovery, Llandeilo, Cardigan
Group courses provided to companies across Wales and England.

Refreshments

The course will have three planned breaks, including lunch. No refreshments are included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.

Additional Information

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Dewi Development Pen and First Aid Card

Pricing

Group price for 6 is £385.00* with extra candidates £16 per person to the maximum number.

The group price is based on training at your venue for the maximum number of candidates. If you do not have a suitable training venue, we can work with you to arrange a venue near you at additional cost.

* If you are further than 50 miles from Swansea, there will be additional travel costs. Contact us to discuss the options.

Price Includes

  • Candidate registration fees
  • Certification
  • Course handbook
  • All training equipment for practical sessions
  • Great instructors