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22578VIC Course in first aid management of anaphylaxis

Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

This anaphylaxis course is based on the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Action Plans and advice, and will give you the skills to recognise, treat and manage a severe life threatening allergic reaction, correctly use adrenaline auto-injectors and develop risk minimisation plans, anaphylaxis policies and communication plans.
The Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis contains two units, VU23090 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis and VU23091 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis.

Learning Objectives

  • Confirm an allergic reaction and respond to the situation

  • Provide appropriate first aid response for allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis

  • Request assistance and communicate details of the incident

  • Evaluate response to the anaphylaxis emergency incident

  • Develop & review individual anaphylaxis management plans

  • Develop & review strategies to prevent allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis

  • Develop a communication plan to provide information about anaphylaxis & the organisations management policy

  • Complete documentation

Delivery Mode
Premium Health offers 2 delivery options. These options give you the opportunity to choose the way you would like to undertake the course. Shorter course times may mean there is often work to be undertaken online.

  • 3 hours and 30 minutes face-to-face training and assessment

  • 2 hours face-to-face assessment and online e-Learning

Qualification Issued
22578VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

More About This Course
Your trainer will be a nurse or a paramedic. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the 'why' of first aid and are committed to you leaving your course with confidence and competence.
Some topics covered in the Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis are:

  • Understanding the physiology of a severe allergic reaction

  • Recognising what can trigger a severe allergic reaction

  • Action plan to avoid triggers

  • Recognising the difference between a mild and severe allergic reaction

  • First aid management of a casualty suffering a severe allergic reaction

  • How to deliver adrenaline through an autoinjector device such as an EpiPen and AnaPen

  • Safe handling, storage and maintenance of the EpiPen and AnaPen

  • Workplace policy for anaphylaxis

  • Develop risk minimisation plan, management plan and strategies for anaphylaxis

Premium Health were fast, flexible and willing to assist at all times, we changed sessions from face-to-face (on-site) to video conferencing for all of our people. This was a great achievement and provided a great outcome.

  • Jenny O’Farrell
  • Head of Learning & Development
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