Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction which can be potentially fatal. The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis (also known as BLS) provides knowledge and skills for dealing with cases of anaphylaxis.
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Name: Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis
Qualification Type: QCF
Guided Learning Hours: 5
Validity: 3 years
Suitable for: Anyone who wants to know how to deal with cases of anaphylaxis
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
2.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2.2 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on a manikin
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
4.1 Administer treatment to a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis; including:
4.2 Prepare appropriate medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
4.3 Identify key features of various adrenaline auto-injectors
4.4 Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using training device
4.5 State how to safely dispose of sharps
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