Anaphylaxis: A Primer for Injectors

This program will support all pharmacy team members to guide them in assisting patients in the proper choice of and use of auto-injectors.


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Anaphylaxis is a serious medical emergency where symptoms can develop within minutes or gradually over a few hours. It is essential that pharmacy team members are prepared and can act quickly if a patient has symptoms. 

This program will discuss best practices on how to ensure patients and caregivers have the appropriate delivery and understand how to properly use an epinephrine auto-injector. Plus, participants will receive a case study walk-through and will learn more about the causes, symptoms, and various treatments for anaphylaxis. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to: 

  • Discuss the pathophysiology, causes and risk factors for anaphylaxis 
  • Describe the symptoms associated with anaphylaxis 
  • Describe the current therapies available, role of current therapies and rationale for product/dose selection 
  • Provide patient education regarding anaphylaxis including how to recognize symptoms, trigger avoidance and correct use of an epinephrine auto-injector

Course Outline:

  • Online Module (0.75 hours)
  • Multiple-choice Exam
  • Program Evaluation


Previously sponsored by Bausch Health.

Course at a Glance:

Who Should Take This Course:

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who want to be better prepared to assist patients who experience anaphylaxis. 

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Cancelation Policy:

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