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Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness (10710NAT)

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal. Staff in Early Childhood Services need to know how to manage, recognise and treat anaphylaxis, which can develop very quickly, requiring swift action.

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness (10710NAT) is a nationally accredited course designed to raise awareness of allergy and anaphylaxis in the community. This course provides knowledge on the recognition and management of an allergic/anaphylactic reaction and assisting a person experiencing a severe allergic reaction by providing emergency first aid using an adrenaline autoinjector device. In addition to this, participants will learn how to identify allergen risks and develop risk minimisation plans for people where a duty of care is present. This course has been approved by ACECQA as meeting the requirements for anaphylaxis management training in the National Regulations for Early Childhood Education and Care. Training is delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Asthma Foundation of Victoria RTO 4987. 

Who should attend?

Staff member of an Early Childhood Education and Care Service. National Regulations require that at least one staff member who has anaphylaxis management training must be in attendance at a service at all times. 

Course topics

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction;
  • Manage and treat an allergic reaction;
  • Minimise the risk of an allergic reaction occurring within the service;
  • Administer an adrenaline auto-injecting device, such as EpiPen.

Includes hands-on practice with these devices and a practical assessment of correct anaphylaxis treatment skills.

Assessment

Practical assessment of delivery of correct anaphylaxis treatment in an emergency situation.

Qualification & Certification

A formal Statement of Attainment is provided - valid for three years. 

Nationally recognised

Australian Skills Quality Authority approved and national training recognition.

Duration

Three hours

Venue

Asthma Australia SA, 300 South Road HILTON or if a group booking, at your site.

Cost

$60 per person incl. GST or $600 incl. GST per group maximum 20 people

Bookings & Session Dates

  • Wednesday 25th July, 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Friday 27th July, 12:00pm - 1:00pm  - Mixed Mode

  • Saturday 11th August, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  • Friday 24th August, 9:30am - 10:30am  - Mixed Mode

  • Thursday 13th September, 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Tuesday 25th September, 9:30am - 10:30am  - Mixed Mode

  • Thursday 11th October, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Click here to book a session. 

Article Last Reviewed: 13 Dec 2016  |  Article Updated: 24 Jul 2018

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