Anaphylaxis & Epipen Training
This course is suitable for any person who is involved in the administration of drugs and needs to be aware of the diagnosis and
treatment of anaphylactic reactions. We offer nation-wide coverage, delivered by experienced professional trainers.
Anaphylaxis is an extreme and severe allergic reaction. The whole body is affected, often within minutes of exposure to the allergen but
sometimes after hours.
Common causes include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts, cashews, Brazils), sesame, fish, shellfish, dairy products
and eggs. Non-food causes include wasp or bee stings, natural latex (rubber), penicillin or any other drug or injection. In some people, exercise can trigger a severe reaction – either on its own or in combination with other factors such as food or drugs (e.g. aspirin).
generalised flushing of the skin
nettle rash (hives) anywhere on the body
sense of impending doom
swelling of throat and mouth
difficulty in swallowing or speaking
alterations in heart rate
abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
sudden feeling of weakness (drop in blood pressure)
collapse and unconsciousness
Anaphylaxis and Epipen Training For those working in an environment with people who suffer from anaphylaxis in their care (taught by
Accident prevention (understanding the difference between an intolerance and allergy)
Recording accidents and incidents
Planning for emergencies
Communication and casualty care
Unconscious casualty management
Resusciation Recognising and responding to:
Anaphylaxis – signs, symptom and treatment
Auto-injector – Anapen, Jextpen and Epipen
The complete course can take 2 / 2.5 hours approximately
Should you only require the administration of the epipen, and not the above subjects, the duration of the course will take approximately
To book a course or discuss your requirements message us
Contact our training centre in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, to discover more about the EpiPen training course.