EPI-Pen Training

Anaphalaxis the definition of which is Ana – Against, Phalaxis – Protection

At least 20 people a year in Britain die as a result of anaphalaxis this represents 1% of those how have a severe reaction. Fatalities are more common with poorly controlled Asthma. This course is designed for those who look after people who have a sever allergy including children.

This course will cover.

In the case of adrenaline there is an exemption to this restriction, which means in an emergency a layperson is permitted to administer it by injection for the purpose of saving life. The use of an Epipen to treat anaphylactic shock falls into this category. Therefore, first-aiders may administer an Epipen if they are dealing with a life-threatening emergency involving a casualty who has been prescribed and is in possession of an Epipen, and where the first-aider is trained to use it. (Health & Safety Executive) There is no formal exam at the end of this course all students are continually assessed by the tutor and all students will be awarded a certificate on successfully completing the course to required standard.

The Certificate issued is valid for a period of 3 (three) years however Health and Safety do strongly recommend that training at least a half day is taken every year.