Overview of Asthma and Anaphylaxis Combined Course
Workforce Skills & Training offer a combined Asthma and Anaphylaxis course that is designed to train participants on how to deal with Asthma and Anaphylaxis allergies and reactions in a range of situations, including childcare centres, public places, workplaces, schools and sporting events. This unit of competency has been developed to provide participants with the skills to recognise an asthma attack, provide first aid assistance and hold blue reliever medication in a first aid kit for asthma emergencies and is based on the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
This training session includes the use of adrenaline auto-injecting devices EpiPen®/Anapen®). The training is in response to the increasing number of individuals in the population with the potential to experience an anaphylaxis allergic reaction. 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. This course is also suitable for any individuals, family members, friends who are concerned about asthma and / or anaphylaxis concerns either for themselves or for someone they know.
- Learning Outcomes
- Course Outcome
- Student Info
- Course Location
Skills: Part 1
- Administer adrenaline as a priority in conjunction with any other medications, as per ASCIA Action Plan as a priority, in conjunction and in accordance with first aid principles and procedures
- Control the situation and administer first aid treatment for anaphylaxis, including urgent request for emergency assistance
- Appropriate application of first aid treatment for anaphylaxis using relevant equipment, (e.g. do not move casualty, medication should always be brought to casualty.
- Accurately convey casualty’s details to emergency services
- Complete relevant documentation
Skills: Part 2
- Conduct a risk assessment and rate potential risks
- Work cooperatively with others
- Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
- Use high level literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret, address and communicate guidelines, protocols and reporting requirements
Knowledge: Part 1
- 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)
- ASCIA Anaphylaxis Action Plans
- Severe allergies and trigger factors associated with them
- Prevention and risk management strategies to minimise likelihood of allergic reactions Anaphylaxis management plans for individuals and organisations/workplaces
- Documentation requirements
Knowledge: Part 2
- All responsible staff must:
– know the identities of the people at risk, including children
– know the allergic reactions and anaphylaxis in individuals in their care – be conversant with the relevant organisational policies and procedures – be conversant with the relevant government policies, procedures and regulations
- Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis and the potential consequences of the conditions Causes of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
- Signs and symptoms of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
- Prevention strategies and risk identification and minimisation for people at risk
Sources of relevant information and guidelines, including DEECD Anaphylaxis Guidelines
for Victorian Government Schools and Anaphylaxis Management policy for early childhood services
- Models for anaphylaxis management plans relevant to the organisation
- Roles and responsibilities of individuals in responding to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis Sources of professional development on anaphylaxis management
There are currently no pre-requisites for this course. Please note – there is no resuscitation training included in this course. CPR or First Aid training is recommended either before or after this training.
This course is delivered face to face over a 3 hour period.
Upon successful completion of these courses, participants will a nationally recognise statement of attainment for;
22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
22282VIC – Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace
Participants are required to competently complete the theory assessment which includes a multiple choice assessment, respond to simulated emergency scenarios and to competently deliver reliever medication (bronchodilator) with spacer & mask. Individual practical assessment of competency in the use of auto-injectors (EpiPen®/Anapen®) is also required.
This course runs from 1.00pm until 2.30pm. There will be a scheduled break times during the course. Your trainer will advise you of these breaks at the commencement of your course.
We will provide you with the required materials including pens, paper, assessment books and any other relevant material relating to your course.
Break Times, Lunch and Refreshments
Workforce Skills & Training will provide morning tea and afternoon tea. Depending on the course duration, there are a number of food outlets located nearby. Want to bring your lunch? No worries at all. We have a refrigerator and microwave should you require these facilities.
We are a non-smoking training centre however, should you choose to smoke, your trainer will advise of appropriate smoking areas.
Please read and review this information prior to undertaking your training here.
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