Anaphylaxis (also known as anaphylactic shock) is a severe potentially fatal allergic reaction. It is your body’s immune system reacting badly to the presence of a foreign object (e.g food or a substance) it wrongly perceives as a threat.
Your whole body is affected, usually within minutes of contact with an allergen but sometimes the reaction can take place hours later. There is a sudden drop in blood pressure and narrowing of the airways. Anaphylactic shock can lead to death due to obstructed breathing or extremely low blood pressure
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Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You’re free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
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Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.
What if I don’t pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?
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How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
- What is Anaphylaxis
- Signs & Symptoms
- Who is affected?
- Causes and Triggers
- Causes of Anaphylaxis
- Diagnosing Anaphylaxis
- Treating someone who has Anaphylaxis
- The Recovery Position