Additional Skills
Epipen Training

Epipen training

An EpiPenĀ® Auto-Injector is for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for patients who are at increased risk of these reactions.

An EpiPen is designed for you to use immediately in an emergency, to treat an allergic reaction fast and give you time to get to a hospital or medical center. An EpiPen is not a substitute for emergency medical treatment. 

Course Content:

  • General information about Allergies: Common allergens and what causes an allergic reaction
  • Minor Allergic Reactions: Signs and Symptoms recognition and treatment
  • Major Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis: Signs and Symptoms
  • Epipen familiarisation: What it contains, what it does, how it works, when to assist with it's use
  • Accident Procedure: Re-cap on emergency procedures when dealing with anaphylaxis

Candidates must hold a current HSE First Aid at Work certificate to attend this course