Epipen Course | Life Support Medics

Qualification Overview

This is a short 3-4 hour course has been designed for staff members who are willing to administer an EpiPen in the event that another member of staff has a life-threatening allergic reaction

Duration Certificate lasts for Free E-Learning Manuals included Max No. Candidates Group Price
3 hours 3 years Yes No - Handouts 12 £180 + VAT

Course Outline

  • Accident prevention (understanding the difference between an intolerance and allergy)
  • Recording accidents and incidents
  • Planning for emergencies
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Unconscious casualty management - Recovery position
  • Resusciation
  • Allergic reactions
  • Anaphylaxis – signs, symptom and treatment
  • Auto-injector – Epipen
  • Primary Survey

When a person has suffered a server allergic reaction, they are commonly prescribed an adrenalin auto-injector pen to carry with them should they ever have a reaction again. People often refer to these injectors as "Epipens®", however Epipen® is a brand of injector. There are 2 other common brands in use in the UK; Anapen® and Jext®.

Assessment

This comprises of continuous assessment by the trainer

Intended Audience

The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, and who are willing to administer an EpiPen in the event that another member of staff has a life-threatening allergic reaction

Certification

Upon completion of the course each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance listing all of the topics covered. This certificate will last for 3 years.

A lay person cannot administer any prescribed medication or encourage someone to take another persons prescribed medication. The exception to this is using adrenalin via auto-injection for the purpose of saving a life in an emergency

Requalification Requirements

This would require re-taking the course to refresh knowledge and skills

Cost

The costs are based on attending the course at one of our training centres. For training at an "In-House" venue then a surcharge may be applied

  • Cost per delegate - £35 + VAT
  • Cost per group - £180 + VAT

This course can be added onto an AED course for an additional £10 per candidate.