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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on anaphylaxis

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on anaphylaxis

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


April 27, 2017


January 24, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Elizabeth Angier describes the latest guidance on anaphylaxis. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in practice, the advice that should be given to patients who experience anaphylaxis, which treatment is recommended for bee/wasp venom allergy and some areas of uncertainty/controversy relating to adrenaline treatment of anaphylaxis.

Guidance: NICE quality standard QS119. Anaphylaxis. March 2016.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the March 2016 NICE quality standard on anaphylaxis
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Advise patients about the allergens that commonly cause anaphylaxis
  • Train patients and practice staff in the use of adrenaline auto-injectors
  • Know where to refer patients for diagnosis of anaphylaxis and for consideration of bee/wasp venom immunotherapy
  • Devise personalised patient anaphylaxis plans
  • Carry out quality improvement activities relating to anaphylaxis
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Elizabeth Angier
    GP and clinical associate
    Clinical Immunology and Allergy Unit, Northern General Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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