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Covid-19

We continue to deliver face-to-face COVID-safe First Aid Training Courses at our 100 UK training centres and on-site at our client's premises. 

  • Our training centres will be large enough to continue social distancing
  • Our trainers are expected to wear a visor during course delivery and a mask during the assessment. Learners are asked (unless exempt) to wear a mask when entering and moving around the venue
  • As per the RESUS Council guidance for paediatric first aid training learners must demonstrate rescue breaths. Learners will be given their own thoroughly cleaned manikin for use during the practical assessment
  • To keep everyone safe we ask that all learners complete an at-home lateral flow test prior to attending the training

If you are looking for First Aid Training at our training centres, please click here to Book a Course Online or for training at your workplace; please Submit an Enquiry or call on 0300 3020 999

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Updated 19/07/2021

EYFS 2021 First Aid UpdateOur Blended First Aid Meets Full Guidance, click to find out more...

EYFS Framework Update - Blended First Aid Meets Full Guidance

We are delighted that the Department of Education continues to recognise Blended First Aid in the New EYFS Framework that comes into effect on the 1st September 2021 and you can be guaranteed that Tigerlily meets the full guidance.
Our Blended Full Paediatric Course covers all elements of the Emergency Paediatric Course during the trainer-led practical day and our eLearning module contains only the additional content required to gain the Full Paediatric First Aid Qualification.

Call us today to book your course on 0300 3020 999, alternatively Book a Course Online.

Anaphylaxis Allergy

Anaphylaxis: Would You Know What To Do?

24 May by Charlie Adams, Digital Marketing Executive
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3 minute read

According to statistics from Anaphylaxis.org.uk, 21 million people in the United Kingdom have a food allergy and this number is increasing daily. Around 7 million have an allergy severe enough to require specialist treatment, and the UK has one of the highest incidences of allergy in the world.

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction when a person’s immune system responds inappropriately to a food or substance and can be life threatening, but would you know what to do if someone is having an anaphylactic emergency?

What can trigger an anaphylactic reaction?

Some of the most common causes of anaphylactic reactions include:

  • Foods such as peanuts, shellfish, milk, eggs, wheat and soy
  • Venom from bites and stings
  • Medications
  • Other (latex, exercise or not identifiable causes)

What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis?

An anaphylaxis emergency can occur within minutes to two hours of exposure to an allergen. Look for any of the following symptoms during an allergic reaction:

  • Swelling of tongue, throat and/or mouth
  • Difficulty in swallowing or speaking
  • Flushing of the skin
  • Nettle rash or hives anywhere on the body
  • Severe asthma
  • Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
  • Difficult or noisy breathing
  • Sudden feeling of weakness or dizziness (from a drop in blood pressure)
  • Collapse or loss of consciousness

What is the treatment for anaphylaxis?

While there is no cure, those prone to anaphylaxis should carry an auto-injector (we recommend carrying two auto-injectors) in case of an emergency. Auto-injectors contain adrenaline, which help to reduce a patient’s symptoms and is the first line of treatment for anaphylaxis. Adrenaline starts to work within minutes, reduce swelling, relieve wheeze and improve blood pressure. Dial 999 to call for an ambulance and inform the controller that the patient is suffering from anaphylaxis.

 

Quick thinking, fast actions and immediate treatment could save someone’s life.

Learn how to be prepared and properly treat an anaphylactic emergency by booking onto one of our courses.

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