This course was created to protect allergic individuals by ensuring that the first on the scene, which could be you, are trained to recognize an allergic emergency (anaphylaxis) and respond immediately with life saving anaphylaxis first aid. Upon completion, graduates are S.A.V.E. Certified by EpiCenter Medical to Save Anaphylaxis Victims in an Emergency.
Anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, is an allergic reaction potentially affecting the entire body that can kill within minutes. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate first aid. You must know how to deliver life saving assistance yourself, since every moment counts, and you can't wait for emergency crews to arrive. The patient could be dead by then.
Course Content Includes
- Allergy Defined
- Anaphylaxis Defined
- Epinephrine & The EpiPen®
- Anaphylaxis First Aid
- Legal Consequences
Learn how you can save a life.
Learn how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis.
Allergic disease is the 5th most prevalent chronic disease among all ages, and the 3rd most prevalent among children. Every 3 minutes in North America, a food allergic reaction sends someone to the Emergency Room. Every 6 minutes, that Emergency Room visit is for anaphylaxis, that’s 10 patients per hour!
It’s extremely important for you to know how to respond to an allergic emergency (anaphylaxis), since anaphylaxis causes 1,500 deaths per year, and you may be the 1st or even the only person on the scene. In 25% of people requiring treatment, the reaction is their first episode, and they are completely unprepared.
For fifty percent of the people who die from anaphylaxis, the victims had life saving epinephrine, but it wasn’t used or it wasn’t used in time. The other fifty percent didn’t carry epinephrine despite their previous allergic episodes. At least 90% of the fatalities are preventable, and this course and your actions afterwards can improve those outcomes.
THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Thank you EpiCenter Medical for providing an exceptional course about anaphylaxis management. This course WILL SAVE LIVES!… Considering I am an RN, who has managed ICU, ER and Critical Care-I didn’t expect to “learn” anything. Rather, I thought I would use this course to teach those who care for my daughter. Well, I am 100% positive that my own daughter is more safe today because I took this course. My husband, who is a physician, is also eager to become S.A.V.E Certified.
- A Nurse’s Review of the EpiPenTraining.com e-Learning Anaphylaxis First Aid Course
This course should be mandatory with every epinephrine prescription, or at least suggested with each. Your course is clear and accessible for all attention spans. I applaud the careful thought taken for these educational modules. I am so grateful to your company for creating this, and will be purchasing one for my husband and as many as we can afford for our daycare providers.
- Stephanie C S.