Anaphylaxis Awareness

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2.5 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 2 - 3 hours towards your CPD.

Anaphylaxis is a rare but very serious condition and it is vital that all employees working in a healthcare environment are aware of the condition, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

As a result, this module aims to provide the learner with an increased understanding of anaphylaxis, its potential causes and symptoms. On completion, the learner will also have an increased understanding of the appropriate treatment and actions to take should they suspect a patient may be suffering an anaphylactic reaction.

This module is aimed at all employees working in the Health Care Sector.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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The modules covered within this course are:

- An Introduction to Anaphylaxis
- Spectrum of allergy severity
- Potential Causes of Anaphylaxis
- Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylaxis
- Distinguishing between Allergy and Anaphylaxis
- Observation and Assessment
- Using a Structured Approach to Assessment
- The ABCDE Approach
- Treatment of Anaphylaxis Reactions
- Secondary Treatment
- The Risk of Anaphylaxis in Your Work Area and Follow-up


On completion of this course learners will:

- Have an understanding about what anaphylaxis is and how it happens
- Understand its relation to allergy
- Have an understanding about different causes and their prevalence
- Understand what symptoms people can present with
- Know how to treat someone suffering with an anaphylactic reaction
- Be aware of the route of administration for adrenaline and doses required for different age groups
- Have reflected on local resources in relation to anaphylaxis management
- Be able to demonstrate your knowledge about anaphylaxis via an online assessment

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