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Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF) QA Level 2 Award

basic life support

Awarding Body:

Qualsafe Awards – Ofqual regulated

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

½ day

Novice candidate numbers:

12

Card options:

1-year Qualsafe traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

14

Instructor:

Tuppco instructor

What is QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)?

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and

community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency. Successful candidates will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, and will be equipped with the vital skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective treatment.

Anaphylaxis is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction, which requires immediate medical attention. With the number of sufferers increasing each year, it is extremely important to know what to do when faced with this acute emergency condition.

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by preparing them to attain the knowledge and

practical competencies needed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) and manage anaphylaxis.

What does the training course include?

  • Chain of survival
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Recovery Position
  • Common anaphylaxis triggers
  • Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Treatment
  • Medication
  • Adrenaline auto-injectors
  • Venue and equipment requirements:
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Suitable area for practical demonstrations
  • Risk assessment completed

HSE further information:

First aid at work

https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Practical assessments – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork.
  • There are 3 mandatory practical assessments for this qualification:
  • CPR and safe use of an AED
  • Management of anaphylaxis
  • Recovery position

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, country parks, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Utilities, Councils, School, Corporate, Sports

Known as:

Basic life support first aid, Anaphylaxis first aid training,
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