Level 3 Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis & The Safe Use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

This training is for anyone who may need to treat anaphylaxis in their workplace or home safely and effectively.

Course Summary

An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, severe allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for anyone who may need to treat anaphylaxis in their workplace or home safely and effectively.

It is essential to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately when administering medication. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or before administration.

This course is suitable for any person without prior experience, but is also suited for healthcare professionals and those in a high-risk environment where such medication is available.

This course will teach you the in depth knowledge you need to know to enable you to have the ability to save someones life in an emergency.


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1 Day.


de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier.


  • Describe anaphylaxis
  • Allergen awareness
  • 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 rebreather 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


This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the entire course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.


Various methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).


A minimum of 7 students and a maximum of 12 students can attend this course. The minimum age for enrolling on this course is 16 years old.


Did You Know?

  • ‘Anaphylaxis causes – Approx. 20-30 deaths p.a whilst attending a hospitality venue.’
  • ‘Data shows that there were 33,904 hospital admissions in 2018-19 for allergies.’
  • ‘Data shows that there were 5497 hospital admissions that were life-threatening.’
  • ‘Food anaphylaxis admissions increased from 1.23 to 4.04 per 100,000 population per year.’
  • ‘Peanut allergy affects around 2% (1 in 50) of children in the UK and has increased in recent decades.’