Asthma and Anaphylaxis Train the Trainer / Instructor Course

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Promoting Best Practice in Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training (Train the Trainer / Instructor Course)

Course overview:

The "Promoting Best Practice in Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management Training" programme has been designed to equip healthcare professionals, and educators, with a profound understanding and practical proficiency in the efficacious delivery of asthma and anaphylaxis training. This comprehensive course centres on evidence-based methodologies, precise emergency response protocols, prevention strategies, and effective and inclusive education to ensure optimal outcomes for individuals with asthma and anaphylaxis.

Course duration:

1 day (9 Hours)

Course content:

  • Introduction to asthma and anaphylaxis
  • Recognising signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors and patient assessment
  • Asthma management
  • Anaphylaxis management
  • Emergency response and first aid
  • Prevention and education
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Hands-on practical training
  • Delivering an inclusive teaching session

Course objectives:

  1. Understanding respiratory conditions:
    • define asthma and anaphylaxis and their prevalence in the population.
    • differentiate between the underlying mechanisms of asthma and anaphylaxis.
  2. Pathophysiology:
    • explain the pathophysiological processes involved in asthma, including airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction.
    • describe the immune response and allergen exposure in anaphylaxis.
  3. Recognition of signs and symptoms:
    • recognise the early warning signs of an impending asthma attack.
    • identify severe asthma symptoms that require immediate intervention.
    • identify and differentiate between mild and severe symptoms of anaphylaxis.
  4. Risk factors and patient assessment:
    • identify common risk factors for asthma and anaphylaxis.
    • conduct a comprehensive patient assessment to assess the risk of these conditions.
  5. Medication therapy for asthma:
    • explain the different classes of asthma medications, including bronchodilators and corticosteroids.
    • demonstrate the proper use of inhalers and nebulizers for asthma management.
  6. Asthma action plans:
    • summarise asthma action plans for patients.
    • instruct patients and caregivers on how to implement and follow these action plans effectively.
  7. Adrenaline administration for anaphylaxis:
    • describe the correct procedure for administering adrenaline using auto-injectors.
    • recognise when and how to administer adrenaline during an anaphylactic reaction.
  8. Anaphylaxis action plans:
    • summarise anaphylaxis action plans for individuals at risk.
    • provide education on anaphylaxis management, including recognizing triggers and administering epinephrine.
  9. Emergency response and first aid:
    • demonstrate the appropriate emergency response to acute asthma attacks, including the administration of rescue inhalers.
    • explain the steps to follow when responding to anaphylactic reactions, including calling for emergency assistance and initiating cpr.
  10. Prevention and education:
    • outline strategies for asthma prevention and control, including lifestyle modifications and environmental considerations.
    • discuss allergen avoidance and preventive measures in anaphylaxis management.
  11. Legal and ethical considerations:
    • understand the legal framework surrounding asthma and anaphylaxis management, including liability and documentation.
    • address ethical issues related to patient care, informed consent, and respecting patient autonomy.
  12. Hands-on practical training:
    • participate in simulation and skills practice sessions for recognizing symptoms, administering medications, and using epinephrine auto-injectors.
    • apply learned skills in scenario-based training to simulate real-life situations.
  13. Delivering an inclusive teaching and learning session:
    • review adult learning approaches
    • prepare a teaching plan
    • deliver an inclusive teaching and learning session
    • evaluate a teaching and learning session 
  14. Follow-up and continuing education:
    • access post-course support and resources for ongoing learning and skill maintenance.
    • encourage participation in continuing professional development related to asthma and anaphylaxis management.

Course features:

  • Interactive classroom sessions: engaging classroom instruction led by experienced healthcare educators to facilitate understanding and skill development.
  • Practical demonstrations: hands-on, live demonstrations.
  • Skills practice: opportunities for participants to practice relevant procedures under the guidance of instructors.
  • Scenario-based training: real-life scenarios and case studies to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Question and answer sessions: interactive discussions and q&a sessions to address participant inquiries and concerns.
  • Peer learning: collaborative learning among participants, allowing for the exchange of experiences and insights.
  • Safety protocols: emphasis on safety protocols, infection control measures, and adherence to healthcare guidelines.
  • Blended learning: all of our face-to-face training courses utilise the “blended learning teaching approach that combines traditional in-person classroom teaching with online digital learning activities. this aims to leverage the strengths of both face-to-face and online learning to create a more effective educational experience which promotes safe and confident practice. 

Target audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • School and Education professionals

Assessment and Certification:

Participants will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, these typically consist of written assessments, practical demonstrations, and scenario-based assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certificate to evidence their participation.


This course overview is a general guideline and can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences, therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking.

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