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Anaphylaxis First Aid


This course is for anyone who needs training in how and when to use an auto injector in the treatment of anaphylaxis.

Who should attend?

With 40% of children now suffering from allergies, the ability to understand allergic conditions, and deal with sudden or severe symptoms is fast becoming an essential part of childcare. Workplace first aiders who have to deal with those prone to anaphylaxis should also attend.

St John Ambulance welcomes young people from the age of 12 onto all our community first aid courses. If under the age of 16, you must attend with a responsible adult member of the family or guardian (two young people per adult).

What you will learn

Prevention, recognition and treatment of severe allergic reaction including the use of auto-injectors and CPR.

Course content

  • allergic reaction

  • communication and casualty care

  • unconscious casualty

  • auto-injector – Anapen® and EpiPen®

  • resuscitation – all ages

  • primary survey.

Course duration

Three hours.

Assessment and certification

  • Continuous assessment and a St John Ambulance certificate

  • NVQ Level 2 equivalency

  • Anaphylaxis first aid is approved by Allergy UK, the leading medical charity for people with Allergy, Food Intolerance & Chemical Sensitivity