When administering a medication for suspected anaphylaxis, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.
Meeting The Childcare Regulations: This course provides compliance with regulations and rules set by:
- The Department of Education
- Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Local Education Authorities
- The Childcare Register
The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT).
GLH indicates the number of contact hours that the learner will undertake being taught or assessed under the immediate guidance or supervision of the trainer/assessor in the classroom.
TQT includes GLH but also considers any unsupervised learning or preparation that a learner may undertake independently which could include self-study or the completion of set tasks.
The minimum classroom contact time of 6 hours can be delivered in 1 day or can be completed over a maximum of 3 weeks ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.
- Know how to recognise a casualty with anaphylaxis
- Be able to manage a casualty who is breathing normally
- Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
- Be able to manage a casualty with anaphylaxis
How the course is assessed:
Scenarios are set recreating a real-life situation as far as possible to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills.
The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course with the trainer/assessor making learners aware of when
they are being assessed and what they are required to demonstrate.
A learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to pass the practical assessment.
The learner must also pass a written assessment.
On completing the Auto-Injector training each candidate will receive a certificate.
The certificate achieved on this course is valid for life, however we recommend that the course be re-taken after 3 years to refresh knowledge and ensure that the candidates are kept up to date with any recommended changes to practice.
The qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over.
It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands.
Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation.
For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level.
If a learner has any concerns they should contact us to discuss before attending the course.
Learners who achieve this anaphylaxis qualification could progress on to other first aid and related qualifications.
In-House / On-site courses
If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.