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WM - Anaphylaxis

Why is this training needed?

  • Clinical staff who give parenteral medications should have regular updates in dealing with anaphylactic reactions.

  • The Health Protection Agency recommends that staff who give immunisations should have annual updates in anaphylaxis.

  • Clinical staff should be familiar with the equipment and drugs they have available and should check them regularly.

  • Adrenaline must be readily available in clinical areas where anaphylaxis could occur.

  • The aim of the initial treatment is to keep the patient alive, and achieve some clinical improvement. This will buy time for further treatment and expert help.

This learning resource has been written to meet the needs of a wide variety of health care professionals such as health care support workers, registered practitioners and medical staff in both the community and hospital setting.

 

Expected learning outcomes:

  • Define anaphylaxis

  • Describe who is at risk of anaphylaxis

  • List four causes of anaphylaxis

  • Explain how to recognise and treat anaphylaxis

  • Describe the follow up that a patient will require

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