Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis


Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious 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 qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively. This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment. On completion of this course you will receive an accredited Level 3 Award in Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

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