Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professionals in the community course

Course summary:

This course provides knowledge on the recognition and management of anaphylaxis. The Immediate Care Training course is suitable for any healthcare professional that has a “Duty of Care” for a person at risk of anaphylaxis. The course is based on national and international guidelines and up to date evidence that ensures best practice


This course will:

Provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deal with life-threatening anaphylaxis and deliver the emergency procedures required.


The Training will include the knowledge and skills to:
  • Distinguish Allergy v Anaphylaxis
  • 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 these patients
  • Demonstrate drug preparation and administration
  • Display self-reliance when working independently and effective communication when working as part of a team.



Formative assessment using feedback and mentors during the practical teaching phases throughout the course will be used. This will allow the instructors to modify approaches and employ corrective actions to improve candidate’s attainment in the topics covered.


Duration & Cost:

The course will be delivered over 4 hours  

€100 including certificate

Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professionals in the community

Coffee & Registration & Introductions


Session 1

Lecture: Anaphylaxis in context

Objectives - To discuss the following areas:

  • Summary of changes from previous guidelines
  • Introduction to Anaphylaxis

  • Recognition of an anaphylactic reaction

  • Treatment of an anaphylactic reaction
  • Drugs and their delivery
  • Investigations

  • Discharge and follow-up

Session 2- skills station: Drugs & Delivery

Session 3- Skills station: The ABCDE approach to Mild, Moderate & Severe Anaphylaxis


  • Drugs & Delivery: Identify & prepare the drugs used to treat Anaphylaxis in the emergency situation
  • Case Histories the ABCDE approach – Demonstrate safe and effective managment of the critically ill patient, as a result of an anaphylactic reaction. 


Session 4 - Management of Anaphylaxis demo Demonstration 


Session 5: 4 x 15 minute Group Learning scenarios


  • The candidate should be able to effectively recognise and treat patients (adults & Children) presenting with an adverse reaction (Anaphylaxis)


Session 6: Questions, Key Learning points, close, issue of certificates

The format of the Immediate Care Training course is very much Learner centered, non-threatening approach. All candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their own experiences of Anaphylaxis. Assessment will be Formative using qualitative feedback rather than scores throughout the course. This will allow the instructors to modify approaches and employ corrective actions during the practical teaching phases to improve student attainment.

Approved programme, assigned An Bord Altranais Continuing Education Units (Board CEU: 4)

This course is now offered as either a stand alone course for €85 or you can avail of our BLS/anaphylaxis full day course at a cost of €150.
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