Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis

Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction, which requires immediate medical attention. With the number of sufferers increasing each year, it is extremely important to know what to do when faced with this acute emergency condition.

The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency. Successful candidates will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, and will be equipped with the vital skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective treatment.



1.  Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

1.1 Assess the scene for danger

1.2 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness

1.3 Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check for breathing

1.4 Demonstrate how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position


2.  Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally:

2.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

2.2 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on a manikin


3.  Know how to recognise a casualty with anaphylaxis:

3.1 Identify the common triggers for anaphylaxis

3.2 Recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis

3.3 Identify the possible life-threatening features of an anaphylactic reaction


4.  Be able to manage a casualty with anaphylaxis:

4.1 Administer treatment to a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis including:   

    • Summoning appropriate emergency assistance

    • Casualty positioning

4.2 Prepare appropriate medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment

4.3 Identify key features of various adrenaline auto-injector

s 4.4 Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using training device

4.5 State how to safely dispose of sharps



There are 3 practical assessments for this qualification:

 • CPR
 •  Management of anaphylaxis
 •  Recovery position


4 hours: 09.00-13.00


£59.95 per person


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