Anaphylaxis - elearning for healthcare
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About the Anaphylaxis Programme

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening event. People having an anaphylactic reaction often have changes to their airway, breathing and/or circulation so it is vital that these signs are recognised and treated quickly. Increasing numbers of people are presenting to UK hospitals with anaphylaxis (Resuscitation Council UK, Emergency treatment of anaphylaxis Guidelines for healthcare providers 2021) and it is therefore important that all health and care staff have an understanding of the causes, signs and treatment (Additional Guidance Resuscitation Council UK 2021). 

This programme includes 2 elearning sessions: 

  1. An Introduction to Anaphylaxis

This session enables a basic understanding of anaphylaxis; including the causes, signs and initial treatments which should be given. It has been developed for people who do not necessarily work in health or care roles, but have an interest in the topic. 

  1. Recognising and Managing Anaphylaxis

Updated in Autumn 2022, this session has been developed to aid understanding of the recognition and management of anaphylaxis in community and hospital settings. It includes the management of anaphylaxis in adults and children, further treatment in a hospital setting, blood tests and ongoing care for those who experience anaphylaxis. 

Meet the team

  • Mark

    Mark Fores

    Senior Nurse Workforce Delivery, HEE
  • Michelle Horn

    Michelle Horn

    Assistant Head of Nursing & Midwifery, National Team HEE
  • Adam Riedlinger

    Adam Riedlinger

    Senior Practice Development Nurse - King's Critical Care Nurse Lead - South East London Adult Critical Care Network Lecturer Practitioner - King's College London
  • Nichole McIntosh

    Nichole McIntosh

    Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery (London) HEE
  • Christian Brailsford, Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery, HEE South West

    Christian Brailsford

    Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery (South West) HEE
  • Emma Nye

    Emma Nye

    Programme manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    Project manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Runam Prasad

    Runam Prasad

    Learning designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rachel Gowland

    Rachel Gowland

    Stakeholder officer, HEE TEL

How to access

In order to access any elfh programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. 

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To view the Anaphylaxis programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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 If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the <Anaphylaxis> programme by logging in to the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section. 

NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR 

The Anaphylaxis programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR  means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career. 

Further details are available here. 

Not an NHS organisation?  

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account. 

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal. 

Registering large numbers of users 

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Anaphylaxis programme, please contact elfh directly. 

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS 

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest. 

More information 

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub. 

Select here for more information on the authorisations process to run reports on the learning activity of staff. 

Select the following link for more information about CPD points. 

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