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.
Instruction & certification: Current First Aid Examiners teach and certify candidates. 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
- 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
- Through practical activities whenever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the legal implications of providing first aid treatment.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage an emergency scene (recognize, assess and act) and how to call emergency medical services (EMS).
- Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering anaphylaxis reaction.