Asthma, Anaphylaxis & Allergy Awareness training for every member of school staff. Best practice is for at least 95% of school staff to receive this training annually.
Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Allergy Awareness is essential training for all school staff to be able to recognise when a pupil is having either a life-threatening asthma attack or an anaphylactic reaction, and to be able to recognise the difference between the two conditions.
School staff have the choice to attend a live virtual training, or complete two eLearn modules.
Schools initially book a 90-minute accredited Whole School Asthma, Anaphylaxis & Allergy Awareness live virtual training session on a date and time that fits in with the school schedule*. Staff unable to attend this session can complete two accredited eLearn programmes: Asthma Awareness, and Anaphylaxis & Allergy Awareness.
* Schools in London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire also have the option to book a face-to-face session.
LIVE VIRTUAL Asthma, Anaphylaxis & Allergy Awareness training (90 minutes)
This fun and interactive training session is delivered by specialist nurses who combines real-life experience with evidence-based practice.
School staff will learn how to recognise asthma symptoms and understand how they can gradually or suddenly get worse. Video footage of a pupil having an asthma attack is included in the body of the training, along with a demonstration on how to effectively administer an inhaler using a spacer device.
Training also provides staff with the essential skills and knowledge to be able to recognise and know what to do if a pupil has a severe allergic reaction. A demonstration on how to use an adrenaline auto-injector (EpiPen & Jext) prescribed to treat an anaphylactic reaction, is included in the training.
This training gives suggestions on ways of working to eliminate the use of allergens in the school environment.
How to support pupils with allergies to develop in the normal way and not be stigmatised or made to feel different from their peers is also included.
Following attendance, staff will be invited to take an online test of 14 questions with a pass mark of 80%. The test can be repeated until a pass has been achieved. Staff will then be awarded a certificate valid for 1 year.