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CPR and Anaphylaxis

The STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis qualification is a four-hour course designed for those who may be required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an adrenaline auto-injector unit (AAI). This qualification is suitable for learners from a variety of industries and employment situations, or for anyone who spends a significant amount of time with someone who may suffer from anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock due to a severe allergy.

The Learner

The STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis course provides learners with the skills to deliver lifesaving CPR and safely use an adrenaline auto-injector unit (AAI). Learners may work or volunteer in an environment where there’s a high possibility of a casualty suffering from anaphylactic shock. This qualification provides an ideal further training opportunity for a learner who already holds a first aid or lifesaving qualification, but needs specialised anaphylaxis training. The skills learned are transferable across a range of industries and therefore appeals to a wide range of learners.

Who does this qualification appeal to?

Learners may complete this qualification as a stepping stone to a career specifically in first aid such as a first aid tutor, alternatively they may undertake this qualification to compliment another role.

STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis: Emergency service personnel, waiter/waitress, teacher, leisure assistant, parent, sports coach, childminder, teaching assistant, care worker, nursery manager, creche assistant.

The Course

The course is comprised of a mixture of theoretical technical knowledge and practical hands on tasks to enhance the learner experience. The learners will cover the skills and knowledge required to identify casualties suffering from anaphylactic shock, safely apply an adrenaline auto-injector unit and deliver lifesaving CPR in an emergency situation.

The following units are covered within this qualification:

  • Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis

Assessment

The STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis qualification is tutor-assessed through the completion of:

  • Portfolio
  • Oral supplementary questioning
  • Practical demonstrations.

Renewal

This course carries a 2-year validity period, the learner is required to complete a new STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis course before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

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