Anaphylaxis : Training in the Recognition and Treatment of Anaphylactic Shock
Traditionally, this course has been offered to and attended by Registered Nurses, who are responsible for administering medication and injectionables that may trigger an anaphylactic reaction in some individuals (eg. ‘flu jab)
In recognition of increased care being given to individuals/patients within the primary care and homecare setting and mindful that we have an increasing prevalence of anaphylactic and allergic reactions not only to medication but also to foodstuffs, wasp stings etc, this short course is offered now to Registered Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers who may be lone workers or employed as senior care staff in areas where there is no immediate Registered Nurse or medical support. (*Please note, however, caring non-qualified staff are not trained to administer adrenalin injection).
In addition – Basic Life Support update:
- To understand the causes of anaphylaxis.
- To recognise signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis.
- To be able to carry out immediate treatment and emergency response.
- To understand the role of the nurse.
- To be able to identify the Anaphylaxis Recovery Pack – advised content*.
- To be able to carry out observations following treatment and reporting/recording for future response and awareness.
- To understand care of the unconscious casualty
- To be able to recognise cardiac arrest.
- To be able to “breathe for others” – cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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