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Anaphylaxis Awareness

Course Overview

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On average this
course 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.

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

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • 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

Target Audience

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


With approximately 100 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 - 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

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

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Easy to understand and very interesting
06/02/2017 MW
straight forward and informative. Broken down into easy to access sections
29/02/2016 HH
Straight forward and easy to use
16/10/2015 WA div>
The information was segmented well and presented easily and in an easily understandable way.
04/09/2015 DS
Good layout of information concise visually good easy to navigate
10/07/2015 MM
I found it both informative and interesting doing the course
11/06/2015 MP
I liked being able to access the module at home (fewer distractions than at work!), and being able to break off at any stage - as I had to on occasions - and continue when convenient. Really useful module - thanks
CA 27/05/2015
It's very stepwise and very easy to follow and understand. The pictures are a big plus. It's also interactive
OA 22/05/2015
Pleased to have the ratio of drug explained clearly in black and white as I feel this will help me to remember should I ever need to use it
CC 14/05/2015
The system is user friendly and the learning material is of good quality and easy to understand. This e-learning session has increased my awareness of the signs symptoms and treatment for anaphylactic reactions
KF 23/04/2015
The E-Learning was easy to follow and set out in an easy to view and understand manner
LW 03/04/2015
All modules are clear, to the point, easy to understand & well illustrated. Treatment part is very clear
BP 06/03/2015
Easy to follow instructions/no pressure to finish at a particular time scale
FV 15/07/2014

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 - 3 hours.

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