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Anaphylaxis campaign

Anaphylaxis is an extremely severe allergic reaction. Reactions usually begin within minutes and progress rapidly, however, they can occur up to 2-3 hours after exposure and exercise can also initiate symptoms a while after exposure to an allergen. Common allergens include food and insect stings. Click here to read more

Watch our video on latest advice on coping with Epipen & adrenaline auto-injector shortages

Next Dates for Practical First Aid Courses

***3-day blended FAW: Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September 2019***book now to guarantee your space! Also suitable for 2 day refresher.

6-hour Emergency First Aid at Work and Paediatric course: Wednesday 4th September (FULL) Friday 6th September (FULL) Saturday 7th September (a few spaces still available) Friday 13th September (some spaces still available) Wednesday 18th September, Saturday 21st September, Friday 27th September, Saturday 28th September.

3-hour Emergency courses: Saturday 14th September (FULL) Wednesday 2nd October (a few spaces remaining) Saturday 5th October, Friday 11th October, Wednesday 23rd October, Saturday 2nd November, Friday 15th November, Saturday 30th November, Wednesday 4th December.

First Aid for Dogs:Thursday 5th September (just 4 places left) Saturday 12th October (only 3 spaces left) Friday 29th November. All from 1.30 to 4.30 pm.

First Aid for Teenagers: Thursday 24th October (October half term) - or arrange your own course with a group of friends or family and we'll come and teach where and when it suits you!

Check for last minute availability or contact us if there is a specific date you need. Happy to add you to one of our waiting lists too.

Click here to book your place.

Auto injector school girl

Emergency adrenaline auto-injectors in schools – the facts

The rise of food allergies poses a significant risk for pupils in schools. In the UK, 5–8% of children have a food allergy and a fifth of all fatal reactions occur while at school. Anaphylaxis can proceed rapidly and failure to administer adrenaline promptly has been associated with fatalities. Read more here

Thank you

Feedback of the week comes from Neil in Streatham, for trainer Ben, who taught for a group of teenagers. Thanks for getting in touch.

If you have a group of teenagers who want to learn first aid before heading off to university or on their gap year why not book them onto a course before they go?

Our next first aid course specifically for teenagers: Thursday 24th October (October half term) - or arrange your own course with a group of friends or family and we'll come and teach where and when it suits you!

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We have a new series 60 Second First Aid which is our most concise yet!

Dog sneezing

Just as in humans, anaphylaxis is a serious medical emergency for your pet, and they will need veterinary help extremely fast. Knowing how to spot the signs and symptoms in your pet could help you get medical support when time is critical. Click here to find out more.

Watch our video allergies and anaphylaxis in dogs

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