WM – Anaphylaxis - elearning for healthcare
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About the West Midlands Anaphylaxis programme

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

The learner will be able to:

  • 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

How to access

In order to access the WM – Anaphylaxis 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 WM – 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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NHS healthcare staff in England

The WM – Anaphylaxis programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning 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 WM – 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.

If your organisation is outside the West Midlands, please contact Support.Learning@wm.hee.nhs.uk to arrange ESR access.

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