Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline Auto-injector Awareness

Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline Auto-injector Awareness


Anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock) is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to substances such as food groups insect stings. Under the The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2017, certain settings are now permitted to hold ‘spare’ adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for emergency use, in addition to those prescribed to individuals suffering from serious allergies.

This training is to enable first responders to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively. It includes the administration of adrenaline auto-injectors (such as EpiPen of Jext) and the importance of recognising and differentiating between allergic reactions and potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. 

[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Qualification details and validity” style=”fancy”]This is an awareness training session. It is strongly recommended that refresher training is undertaken periodically, preferably within three years of the course. [/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Course syllabus” style=”fancy”]The course syllabus includes… Recognising anaphylaxis and triggers | Immediate management of anaphylaxis and first aid treatment (including primary assessment, resuscitation and the recovery position)| Administration of adrenaline auto-injectors | Obtaining and storing adrenaline auto-injectors[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Assessment and certification” style=”fancy”]This course provides an awareness and has no formal assessment. The instructor will however informally assess groups throughout the session and a certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion. [/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Age restrictions and group sizes” style=”fancy”]A maximum of 12 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. To assume full first aider responsibilities, learners should also hold a relevant first aid qualification and be at least 16 years of age.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)” style=”fancy”]To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page. [/su_spoiler]


On-site training just


for up to 12 people, click here for details

Further information

To find out more or discuss your requirements, contact us. You can also find more information about our on-site training options here.