Recognition and treatment of Anaphylactic Shock is required to ensure that patients receive a high standard of care from trained and competent practitioners, in line with legal and professional requirements (NMC code of professional conduct 2008)
How this course can help you
According to the UK Resuscitation Council (January 2008), the incidence of anaphylaxis is increasing and there is confusion about the diagnosis, treatment, investigation and follow-up of patients who have an anaphylactic reaction.
This interactive e-learning course is designed to enable personnel from healthcare organisations to understand, recognise and treat Anaphylactic Shock. It is intended to be used as refresher training, and is not suitable for new staff who should attend traditional classroom training. It is aimed at staff who are trained and qualified to provide intra-muscular adrenaline.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Define the term anaphylaxis
- Identify triggers that could cause an anaphylactic reaction
- Describe the signs & symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction
- Describe the management of a patient in an anaphylactic reaction
- State the dose of adrenaline to be administered to a child and an adult
Benefits of the course
- Available 24 by 7 from an Internet connected PC*
- Easy and fun to use, even for staff not familiar with the use of computers
- Easier to train a higher proportion of clinical staff (and hence a direct benefit to patients)
- Reduces risk to the organisation of having untrained staff exposed to a potential clinical emergency
- Simplifies record keeping as to who has been trained and when
- Frees up staff time for clinical duties
- Includes an assessment and Certificate on completion
- Can be used in parallel to existing face to face training, and offered as an option to staff
- A good way to evaluate the benefits of adopting e-learning as one approach to CPD
- Simple to set up and operate
- Even staff that currently don't use computers love it!
- Tailored introduction from a senior officer of the organisation such as the Director of Nursing and a certificate with the organisation logo
* PC requires Macromedia Flash Reader and connection to a printer