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Anaphylaxis life support training

Most people are aware of how a severe allergic reaction can send someone into an anaphylactic shock, but would you know how to deal with it if it happened at your workplace, your school, or your sports club?

At First With Iain, our anaphylaxis management course gives you the skills to:
  • Recognise important signs and signals
  • Administer safe and rapid treatment
  • Use Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Use adrenaline auto injectors ("adrenaline pens")

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What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that affects the whole body, often with minutes of exposure to a specific allergen (something that triggers the allergic reaction). A reaction can be triggered by foods such as peanuts, certain tree nuts such as almonds and Brazil nuts, fish, shellfish, and dairy products.

When the body rejects to an allergen, if the reaction is extreme this is known as anaphylactic shock. In anaphylactic shock, your body's immune system sees the allergen as a threat, and rapidly releases chemical substances such as histamine to combat that threat. These chemicals cause blood vessels to swell, which can cause restricted breathing and a rapid fall in blood pressure.

Many sufferers now carry Adrenaline Auto Injectors (single use injector pens) that contain adrenaline. Once administered, the adrenaline relaxes muscles in the lungs to improve breathing, stimulates the heartbeat and helps to stop the swelling. The quicker this is administered, the better, so if you have the skills to help someone incapacitated by anaphylactic shock, you could potentially save their life.

Our anaphylaxis training is perfect for those working in the food industry, those with someone with an allergy in the family, or anyone working with a colleague with life-threatening allergies.

Anaphylaxis training for the food and hospitality sectors

We offer bespoke training courses in all aspects of first aid, and can train your employees at weekend and in the evenings to suit working patterns. Call us on 01237 474764 for details, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.