STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis

Introduction

Anaphylactic shock occurs following a major allergic reaction causing life threatening respiratory illness. The CPR and Anaphylaxis qualification will enable learners to deliver emergency basic life support, CPR and first aid to casualties suffering from anaphylactic shock.

Qualification Objective

Anaphylaxis qualification prepares learners to hold the knowledge, understanding and skills to safely apply an adrenaline auto-injector unit in the workplace, at home or in a voluntary setting.

Target Learners

The qualification is designed for learners within the workplace, at home or in a voluntary setting who may come into contact with someone who suffer from anaphylactic shock. The basic life support elements of the qualification enables learners to deliver CPR to casualties in an emergency situation.

Progression

The STA Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis enables learners to progress onto qualifications at the same level or above, plus aid the career development of industry professionals.

Learners wishing to develop their knowledge and skills further could attend an Emergency First Aid at Work, or First Aid at Work course.

Industry Standards

  • Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981 and health and safety
  • (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982
  • First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum Terms of Reference and Assessment Principles
  • Skills for Health and First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum Standards
  • Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines