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st johns ambulance seem to have nationwide courses just for anaphylaxis

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babybarrister Wed 05-Oct-11 18:25:22

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greenbananas Wed 05-Oct-11 18:51:17

I couldn't get that link to work - is this the course you mean?

At the weekend, I met a man (at a children's party) who had done anaphylaxis-specific training with St. Johns Ambulance. He said it was a really useful and interesting course.

A few months ago, I did a paediatric first-aid course with St Johns, and we were all trained very briefly (about 10 minutes) about how and when to use an epipen (and a training pen was passed round) but we were also told that legally we would need specific epipen training for each child in our care.

babybarrister Wed 05-Oct-11 21:21:43

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youarekidding Wed 05-Oct-11 21:30:18

That's good. They do cover CPR as well BB it would seem.

There is no courses near me sad and the nearest one (60odd miles) is £15 more expensive than the rest. hmm

greenbananas Wed 05-Oct-11 21:33:30

Epipen training was described in terms of 10:10:10 (i.e. hold epipen 10cm away from thigh, jab hard, hold in while counting for 10 seconds, then rub affected area for *10 seconds*).

I think CPR is a useful skill for us all to have... and is covered well in the general paediatric first aid course.

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