Level 3 Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis

1 day Level 3 OFQUAL RQF Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis training course




An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings and if it is not treated appropriately, it can be fatal. Therefore it is very important that the First Aider is able to recognise and differentiate between mild to moderate allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately.

This course is designed to help and assist First Aiders to enable them to recognise, manage and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively. This course also incorporates Cardio Pulmoinary Resuscitation (CPR) which may be needed. The  topics covered in this course are in accordance with current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK).





This is a classroom-based course of 6 contact hours. Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.


Course content


The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

  • Describe anaphylaxis

  • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis

  • Describe life threatening problems associated with the:
    • Airway
    • Breathing
    • Circulation
    • Disability (Neurological status)
    • Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes
  • Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors
  • Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach

  • Demonstrate a recovery position

  • Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child

  • Recognise the need to use an auto-injector

  • Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment

  • Demonstrate safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device

  • Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working

  • Handover the casualty to a medical professional





Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.



A maximum of 12 delegates can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.




A range of methods are used, including, practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice)





This Level 3 accredited qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.


Important Information


Please note that delegates must be at least 16 years of age and be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


Delegates should have good English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete the assessments.


Please also note that  ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.

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