AllergyWise® for Healthcare Professionals

A course for school nurses, health visitors and other healthcare professionals working in a community setting.

About the course

Designed as a “train the trainer” course, this course is suitable for school nurses, health visitors and other healthcare professionals working in a community setting who have responsibility for training other staff working in schools, early years and other relevant environments which involve contact with people with serious allergies.

It emphasises the key messages of recognising symptoms, avoiding allergen exposure and explains what to do if an allergic reaction does occur.

The course takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete.

Course outline

Course content includes:

  • recognising symptoms of serious allergic reactions
  • avoiding allergen exposure
  • use of all current licensed adrenaline injectors, including EpiPen®, Emerade® and Jext®
  • how to respond in an emergency
  • how to run your own anaphylaxis training in your school, nursery or other care setting – we provide an easy to follow step-by-step guide
  • personalised downloadable digital certificate of completion.

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More about the course

Part 1 – covers allergen avoidance, early recognition of symptoms and crisis management. This part of the course focuses on managing serious allergies mainly within school or early years settings. There is emphasis on avoiding allergens and the need to undertake risk assessments to ensure that children living with serious allergies are able to join in all aspects of the curriculum, along with their classmates.

Part 2 – is designed to help you to train others. This takes you step by step through the resource and offers lots of tips and key messages for you to pass on to those you are training. It also offers suggestions on how to present training to others, which will be particularly useful for those with limited experience of giving presentations.

 

Who is the course useful for?

This course is suitable for school nurses, health visitors and other healthcare professionals working in a community setting who have responsibility for training other staff working in schools, early years and other relevant environments which involve contact with people with serious allergies.

Why the course is important

With 5% – 8% of children under 16 affected by food allergy, managing students at risk of anaphylaxis in early years and school is a serious and very real practical issue for most schools and nurseries

The most serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) usually begins within minutes and can be life-threatening. The more staff that are allergy aware, understand the importance of allergen avoidance, know the signs of an allergic reaction and what to do in an emergency, the safer everyone with allergies in schools and nurseries will be.

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Why choose our course?

Anaphylaxis UK is the only charity solely for those at risk of serious allergic reactions. We’ve been supporting those at risk of anaphylaxis for over 25 years, providing trusted information to individuals, schools, healthcare professionals and businesses. Our information is evidence-based, with the support of our Clinical and Scientific Panel.

Our AllergyWise® for Healthcare Professionals course has been produced and updated by Sue Clarke, BSc (hons) RGN, RHV, SPPH, DN, P, Asthma Dip(author), advisor to Anaphylaxis UK, with support from our Information Team, who have a wealth of knowledge about allergies and anaphylaxis. The course content has also been clinically reviewed.

Pricing information

Purchase the course

  • Course cost: £120 including VAT per person.
  • The course can be purchased individually or you can buy in bulk for multiple staff.

Purchase for 20+ staff

If you’re looking to purchase the course for more than 20 staff, please use the contact form to get in touch for bespoke pricing.

FAQs: About the AllergyWise® for Healthcare Professionals course

Please see our FAQs below. For further support, get in touch via our course support page.

  • How long do staff have to complete the course?

    The purchased courses are valid for 12 months, as per the course terms and conditions.

  • Do staff have to complete it at a certain time?

    No, this online course can be completed at a time that suits the user.

  • How long does the course take?

    The course takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete. 

  • Does the course need to be completed all in one go?

    No, users can log back in and their course progress will be saved.

  • Do you need to pass the final assessment on the first attempt?

    No, the pass mark for the final assessment is 80% but you can re-do the assessment multiple times if needed. There is also no time limit for the final assessment.

  • Does this course include how to use adrenaline auto-injectors?

    Yes, how to use adrenaline auto-injectors is included in this course.

    To deliver the training to others, you will need trainer adrenaline auto-injectors. These can be ordered for FREE directly from the manufacturers websites. We suggest you order them at the start of your training so they arrive in a timely manner.

    Order EpiPen® Trainer from: https://www.epipen.co.uk/en-gb/hcp/patient-support/epipen-trainer-pen

    Order Jext® Trainer from: https://hcp.jext.co.uk/resource/order-literature/

    Note that Emerade® is not currently available

  • How long will I have access to the course content?

    The validity of the course purchase is 12 months.

  • Why is it important for healthcare professionals to complete this course?

    With 5% – 8% of children under 16 affected by food allergy, managing students at risk of anaphylaxis in early years and school is a serious and very real practical issue for most schools and nurseries

    The most serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) usually begins within minutes and can be life-threatening. The more staff that are allergy aware, understand the importance of allergen avoidance, know the signs of an allergic reaction and what to do in an emergency, the safer everyone with allergies in schools and nurseries will be.

FAQs: Purchasing the AllergyWise® for Healthcare Professionals course

Please see our FAQs below. For further support, get in touch via our course support page.

  • How do I buy this AllergyWise® for Healthcare Professionals course?

    Click one of the purchase buttons throughout this page, or through this link. Payment is made by credit/debit card.

  • How much does the course cost?

    The course costs £114 including VAT per person.

    The course can be purchased individually or you can buy in bulk for multiple staff.

    If you’re looking to purchase the course for more than 20 staff, please use the contact form to get in touch for bespoke pricing.

  • What happens when I purchase multiple courses for other staff?

    The group leader who purchases the course can enrol users onto the course. You can do this by logging into your account and going to ‘Learning Groups’. Click on the Enrol New User button to add users by entering their name and email address. The enrolled user will then receive an email with their account login details so they can access the training. Each staff member needs their own account to complete the course individually. 

    Please see pages 3 and 4 of our step-by-step guide for further information.

FAQs: Managing your AllergyWise® account

Please see our FAQs below. For further support, get in touch via our course support page.

  • How do I monitor progress of staff I've bought the course for?

    As the group leader, you can see the progress of your staff by logging into your account and going to ‘Learning Groups’.

  • Can a colleague share my login?

    No, all of our AllergyWise® courses are designed to be done individually. If you give your login details to someone else, the quizzes and course assessment will have already been completed by you and they will not be able to get a digital certificate of completion.

  • I've been asked to do this course, purchased by someone else. How do I access it?

    Your group leader, who is the person who purchases this course for your workplace, can enrol you onto the course. They can either assign user email addresses themselves to enrol staff directly, or they can distribute a shareable link for users to sign up themselves. Each staff member needs their own account to complete the course individually. 

    Please see pages 4 to 6 of our step-by-step guide for further information.

  • I've received a link to this course, do I need to sign myself up?

    If your group leader has not enrolled you as a user onto the course, but has shared a link with you instead, you need to create your own account by clicking ‘Become a Member’. Once registered, you will be able to access the course content.

    Please see pages 5 to 6 of our step-by-step guide for further information.

  • How do I access my digital certificate once I’ve completed the course?

    After passing the final assessment, you will be able to download and save your digital certificate of completion by clicking on the ‘print your certificate’ button. 

    You can also download your digital certificate of completion by logging into your account and clicking on the certificate icon in the Training area.

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