Anaphylaxis is a severe, immediate allergic reaction. Symptoms that can be life-threatening can occur within seconds to minutes, rarely hours, after contact with the allergenic substance including medicines and vaccines. The course Recognizing and managing anaphylaxis provides practical guidance to the frontline health care providers and also vaccinators key information on its identification, differentiating it from other clinical conditions such as fainting and other stress related responses. It also provides step by step guidance on the case management at the site of the event and the process of referral.
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This course is relevant for health workers and other immunization focal points. It provides two short instructional videos to support appropriate response to anaphylaxis as an AEFI (adverse event following immunization).
Course duration: Approximately 20 minutes.
Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete 100% of the course material.
Please see the Brief overview of anaphylaxis as AEFI and practical guidance on its identification, case management, and response in a primary care setting for more information.