First Aid of Anaphylaxis and Asthma

Course Code: AMA018

Duration: 3 hours

First Aid of Anaphylaxis and Asthma

Overview

NRT LogoAnaphylaxis is an abnormal reaction after exposure to an allergen such as food (peanuts, eggs, shellfish), insect sting (bees, ants, wasps) or medicine. Anaphylactic shock is an extreme and generalised allergic reaction in which the widespread release of histamine causes swelling of the throat and tongue, difficulty swallowing and breathing, heart failure, circulatory collapse and (in some cases) death.

Asthma is a disorder of the lungs and airways. People with asthma have sensitive airways which when exposed to certain triggers causes breathing difficulties and in extreme cases, death.

The key to prevention is awareness of the causes, symptoms, understanding how to prevent exposure combined with knowledge of first aid management.

Course Content

  • What is anaphylaxis and asthma
  • Causes, signs and symptoms
  • CPR and first aid management
  • Assistance with self medication
  • Prevention strategies

2014 Course Dates

Please contact us on 08 9273 3033 for training dates and times.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be awarded an AMA Certificate – First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis and Asthma. The learning outcomes also provide participants with Unit of Competency:

  • HLTCPR211A: Perform CPR