Asthma & Severe Allergies

Asthma & Severe Allergies

Designed for:

All staff working in an Education setting.

Benefits of attending

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have an improved and up-to-date knowledge of asthma management in Schools
  • Have a clear understanding of asthma and current treatments including administration and storage of medication in Schools
  • Be confident in ability to deal with crisis management
  • Be aware of the up-to-date information about the management of severe allergies in Schools
  • Recognize allergen avoidance, early recognition of symptoms and emergency management
  • Describe and demonstrate the method of administration of EpiPen
  • Be aware of the need for a Health Care Plan and the responsibilities of all parties within the School environment

Outline Programme

  • What is asthma? Triggers, signs and symptoms of asthma
  • Asthma medicines – how they work /administration and storage
  • Emergency asthma management
  • Asthma, PE and sporting activities
  • What is anaphylaxis?
  • Devices
  • Storage: Management in Schools
  • Allergen avoidance.
  • Emergency Management
  • What to do in an allergic reaction?
  • Who’s responsible for what?
  • Want more information
  • Practice with Trainer device

Tutor: Kate Triscott, School Nursing Team, NHS Lothian  

HSL004 – 27/04/2018, 1.30-4.00, Saltire 1&2, John Muir House, Haddington

To book a place on this course, please email staff development quoting the appropriate HSL reference number, your name, designation, establishment and contact email.