ANAPHYLAXIS MANAGEMENT

ANAPHYLAXIS MANAGEMENT

Course Details

22300VIC Course in first aid management of anaphylaxis

This unit describes the outcomes required to assist a person suffering an anaphylactic reaction until the arrival of medical assistance. Application of this unit relates to the use of adrenaline auto-injecting devices, (e.g. EpiPen).

The unit covers the recognition, management, prevention and risk minimisation strategies related to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. It provides the outcomes required to develop and implement a management plan to reduce the risk of severe reactions in individuals diagnosed with anaphylaxis.

Course delivered in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

Course cost: $50

Course Duration:

  • Full course: 4 hours face to face training
  • Full course: Completion of pre-course study plus 2 hours practical training
  • Refresher course: 4 hours face to face training
  • Refresher course: Completion pre-course study plus 2 hours practical training

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Pre-course study options:

There are a number of different options for completing the pre-course study;

  • Downloadable workbook

You must take the evidence from your pre-course study to the practical training session.

(22300VIC) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Skills: Part 1

  • Reassure the casualty in a caring and calm manner and make them comfortable using available resources
  • Apply first aid treatment for mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Position the casualty in an appropriate position for treatment, in accordance with the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis
  • Administer an adrenaline auto-injector correctly and promptly
  • Convey casualty’s details to emergency services accurately
  • Complete incident/injury report forms

Skills: Part 2

  • The identities of the people at risk, including children
  • The triggers/allergens to avoid for mild to moderate reactions and anaphylaxis in individuals
  • Understanding of the ASCIA guidelines for treatment of anaphylaxis
  • Understanding of the relevant organisational policies and procedures
  • Understanding of the relevant industry legislation and policies
  • Mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis and the potential consequences of the conditions

Knowledge Evidence

Knowledge: Part 1

  • The signs and symptoms associated with both mild to moderate allergic reactions and severe allergic reactions(anaphylaxis) and how to distinguish between them
  • The triggers/allergens which cause allergic reactions
  • First aid principles and procedures, including bringing medication to the casualty rather than moving them (unless it is necessary to remove them from an immediate danger, such as a beehive)
  • ARC Basic Life Support Flowchart information
  • If there is uncertainty, administer adrenaline as a priority before any other medications (e.g. Asthma reliever medication), as per ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis
  • Anaphylaxis emergency response procedures for the workplace
  • Requirements for replacement of the adrenaline auto-injector
  • Documentation requirements
  • Refresher training requirements for those undertaking this unit

Knowledge: Part 2

  • Prevention strategies and risk identification and minimisation for people at risk
  • The need to have the individual’s ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis reviewed by a medical practitioner when the adrenaline auto-injector is replaced
  • The need to review individual anaphylaxis management plan at the start of each school year for school aged children, and otherwise annually, as per organisational procedures.

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