More than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions. Allergy is the most common chronic disease in Europe. More than 150 million Europeans suffer from allergic diseases and the current prediction is that by 2025 half of the entire EU population will be affected.
An estimated 20 deaths from anaphylaxis are reported each year in the UK. This is why we offer you this short awareness training that will prepare you to help people suffering from severe allergic reactions.
You will know:
- What is allergy and how the allergic reaction works
- What are the types of allergies
- What are the most common allergens
- How to recognise the allergic reaction and what to do in case of emergency
- How to protect children from allergies
- What is the history of anaphylaxis
- What types of self-injectors are available on the market and how to administer them
This short course will teach you how to identify, treat and stabilise a casualty suffering from Anaphylactic Shock. This has the potential to save a life and prepares the individual to be confident in dealing with a medical emergency and when using a self-injector (ex. Epi-pen).
It gives comprehensive information on symptoms, allergen avoidance, emergency response and longer-term management.