Anaphylaxis Rescuer

Anaphylaxis Rescuer certifies a candidate in the prevention and first aid treatment of anaphylaxis using auto-injectors. Ideal for parents, school teachers, camp staff, day-care workers and first-aiders who require annual review.

Prerequisite: None.

Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid Examiners evaluate and certify candidates in Anaphylaxis Rescuer. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Required reference material: Canadian First Aid Manual


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of:
    • what anaphylaxis is
    • recognizing an anaphylactic victim
    • importance of early recognition and treatment
    • types of auto-injectors available and differences
    • prevention and risk management of anaphylaxis
  2. Through practical activities whenever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the legal implications of providing first aid treatment.
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  4. Demonstrate the ability to manage an emergency scene (recognize, assess and act) and how to call emergency medical services (EMS).
  5. Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering anaphylaxis reaction.