Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline Auto-Injector First Aid Course

Course Information

The Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline Auto-Injector First Aid course is designed to train members of the public that require first aid skills. This course will provide first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious or is bleeding prior to the arrival of the emergency services. It is strongly recommended by First Aid International that first aid skills are refreshed annually.

Course Specification

Intended Participant: Workplace appointed persons with secondary care skills
Max Student Instructor Ratio: 12 Candidates: 1 Instructor
Max Class Size: 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
Course Duration:

Initial Training: 4 hours
Retraining time: 4 hours


Knowledge and skills assessment

Certificate Expiry: 3 years from date of completion


Content and Materials

Student Materials Includes:
• Essential Skills Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course.


Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills. There is also a summative assessment of knowledge and skills at the end of this course.


Course Topics


Principles of First Aid
Anatomy and Physiology
Chain Of Survival
Emergency Management Procedure
Care Cycle™

Scene Safety

Scene Survey
Exposure Protection

Basic Life Support

Primary Survey, Recovery Position & Reassessment
CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary
CPR Child

Secondary Survey

Patient History Taking
Patient Report Form (PRF)

Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline Auto-Injector

Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline
Assessment of Anaphylaxis - ABCDE
Management of Anaphylaxis