Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professionals course


Anaphylaxis is a severe, rapidly progressing allergic reaction that is potentially life threatening. The key to prevention and management of anaphylaxis is knowledge of those patients who are at risk, awareness of triggers (allergens) and minimizing the exposure to these triggers. All Health care professionals should be able to recognise symptoms and apply Immediate Medical care in the case of an anaphylactic reaction. This course provides clear criteria to recognise and manage anaphylaxis. The course is suitable for healthcare professional that may have to deal with a patient at risk of anaphylaxis. The course is based on national and international guidelines and up to date evidence that ensures a best practice approach

Course details

The course will provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deal with life-threatening anaphylaxis and deliver the Immediate Medical care required

The course will improve your skills and knowledge to:

  • Distinguish Allergy v Anaphylaxis using case histories
  • Identify the Epidemiology associated with Anaphylaxis
  • Recognise the life-threatening signs/symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Demonstrate effective and safe Treatment of Anaphylaxis
  • Discuss the follow up management of a these patients
  • Demonstrate drug preparation and administration

Candidate Criteria

Health care professionals who commonly administer drugs, have the responsibility of delivering vaccinations or may deal with adults and children who may be susceptible to adverse reactions from various triggers


Key lecture Skill stations

Discussions Workshops

Course Duration 4 Hours

A local application session at the end of the course is included. This group discussion will allow the candidates to consider the areas within their own setting

CPD: This course has been awarded 4 x NMBI CEU’s
& 3 x ICGP CPD credits