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AllergyWise for Adults with Severe Allergies
Welcome to AllergyWise for adults with severe allergies
Introduction from Professor John Warner
Using the online course
What will I learn on this course?
Glossary of terms
Anaphylactic reactions in adults - what's going on?
What happens in an anaphylactic reaction?
Types of reaction
Understanding anaphylaxis in adults
What is Anaphylaxis?
What does anaphylaxis involve?
What to look for
The link with asthma
The treatment of anaphylaxis
Introduction – treatment
How adrenaline works
Who should be given an adrenaline injector?
Adrenaline injectors - introduction
Using an adrenaline injector in an acute allergic reaction
What position is best?
After an allergic reaction
What can happen after an allergic reaction
Referral to an allergy clinic
Role of primary care
Common causes of anaphylaxis – introduction
What is pollen food syndrome?
What is idiopathic anaphylaxis?
Adults with severe allergies - longer term management
Food allergens in non-food products
Allergen avoidance – introduction
Food labelling laws
Food allergen avoidance – “may contain..” labelling
Product alerts and recalls
Living with severe allergies
Alcohol, drugs and kissing
Using skin creams
Managing severe allergies at work
Advice on travelling with a severe allergy
Impact of allergies on other health issues
Medications for other medical conditions
Longer term care and treatment
References & Acknowledgements
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