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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that leads to a fall in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.

Can you name 3 things people can be allergic too?

Peanuts, Chemicals, Penicillin, Fur, Eggs, Fish, and so much more.

What medicine is used to assist an Anaphylactic Attack

An Auto Injector of Adrenaline is used to try to reverse the symptoms of Anaphylaxis. This can potentially save a life!

Should you call 999 or 112 for an Anaphylactic Attack?

Yes, straight away as soon as you recognise the symptoms. Timing is vital and we need the Emergency Services to assist as soon as possible.

Common triggers include:

Shellfish

Nuts

Dairy products or medicines

Chemicals

Animals or insects

Recognition:

  • Pain and swelling around the area of contact
  • Swelling of face, neck, mouth and tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Anxiety or distress
  • Pale or flushed skin
  • Impaired level of consciousness
  • Signs & symptoms of shock
Anaphylaxis

Treatment:

  • Call 999 / 112 for an ambulance
  • Sit the casualty in a position which aids their breathing
  • Allow the casualty to take their own medication, if not assist if trained
  • Be prepared to treat for the onset of shock, and / or to resuscitate

This guidance is great but no substitute for a practical First Aid course.

We teach Anaphylaxis and Auto Injector training on the following courses.

TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

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Telephone: 01494 958547

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