NUCO Anaphylaxis Management Course

Our NUCO Anaphylaxis Management course is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

  • Overview

    Our NUCO Anaphylaxis Management course is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

    When administering a medication, 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.

  • This course covers...

    • Describe anaphylaxis

    • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis

    • Describe life threatening problems associated with the: Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability (Neurological status), Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes) 

    • Explain the need for an early call for help

    • Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis: Non re-breather mask, Removal of trigger, Auto-injector

    • Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors

    • Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach

    • Demonstrate a recovery position

    • Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child

    • Recognise the need to use an auto-injector

    • Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment

    • Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device

    • Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working

    • Handover the casualty to a medical professional

  • Structure

    Currently this course is by client arrangement only.

    This is a one day course which can be undertaken at:

    • Our purpose-built training facility in Woodbridge, Suffolk, or

    • Your own premises followed by practical assessment 

  • Information

    Assessment is ongoing by the instructor in respect of the student’s practical skills and there will be multiple choice question paper to answer in respect of their knowledge.

    A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 16 years of age with a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.