- 1.5 hours
A nationally accredited anaphylaxis course that addresses the provision of care to adults and children who are diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis or displaying signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis.
Completion of online pre-learning is required prior to arrival at the class.
This course is recommended for:
• Teachers, educators and child care workers
•Aged care workers
• Sports coaches and designated first aiders.
This course covers the following:
VU21800 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis
- 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 necassary);
- Australian Resuscitation Council Basic Life Support Flowchart information;
- Administering adrenaline as a priority before any other medications, as per ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis;
- Anaphylaxis emergency response procedures for the workplace;
- Requirements for replacement of the adrenaline autoinjector;
- Documentation requirements; and
- Refresher training requirements.
- 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 autoinjector correctly and promptly;
- Convey casualty’s details to emergency services accurately; and
- Complete incident/injury report forms.
VU21801 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis
- 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;
- 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 autoinjector 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; and
- Sources of relevant information and guidelines.
- Conduct a risk assessment and rate potential risks;
- Work cooperatively with others;
- Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders; and
- Use high level literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret, address and communicate guidelines, protocols and reporting requirements.
This course has a minimum entry requirement. As a participant you must have Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2. The LLN assessment will determine your LLN readiness to complete 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis and to establish if further support services are required.
In addition, it is recommended that entrants have current competency in HLTAID001 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
The 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis comprises of two (2) Units of Competency:
- VU21800 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis; and
- VU21801 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis.
As set out in the Training Package the Unit of Competency VU21800 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis is a pre-requisite for VU21801 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis.
Competency in VU21800 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis must be achieved before attempting VU21801 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis.
The course has been designed to address this pre-requisite requirement in its delivery.
Unit(s) of Competency
There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.