Anaphylaxis Resources

ASCIA anaphylaxis resourcesAnaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening severe allergic reaction, that requires immediate treatment with adrenaline (epinephrine). Anaphylaxis should always be treated as a medical emergency. Call an ambulance (000 in Australia or 111 in New Zealand) immediately after giving an adrenaline autoinjector.

Current ASCIA Action Plans are the 2018 versions, valid for use throughout 2019 until the 'due for review date' on the plan.  A 2017 version of the Action plan is also valid if the 'due for review date' is in 2018 or later.

This webpage includes links to:

Action Plans, Checklists

ASCIA Action Plans 
ASCIA Action Plan FAQs 
ASCIA Travel Plan and Checklist
Allergic Reactions Event Record
Anaphylaxis Checklist for General Practice
Anaphylaxis Checklist for Pharmacists

Adrenaline autoinjector information

Adrenaline autoinjector instructions - How to give EpiPen 
Adrenaline autoinjector instructions - How to give Emerade 
How to give EpiPen - other languages 
Adrenaline autoinjectors for general use
Adrenaline autoinjectors FAQ 
Adrenaline autoinjector storage, expiry, disposal
Adrenaline autoinjector prescription guidelines
Adrenaline for severe allergies patient information

Anaphylaxis Guidelines

Anaphylaxis Guidelines - Schools/Childcare
Anaphylaxis Guidelines - Health Professionals

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses

Anaphylaxis e-training - Schools/Childcare 
Anaphylaxis e-training - Health Professionals 
Anaphylaxis e-training - Community 

Translations of anaphylaxis information 

Anaphylaxis patient information - English 
Anaphylaxis patient information - other languages
Anaphylaxis patient information - Maori, Samoan, Tongan  New
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - English 
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - other languages 
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - Maori, Samoan, Tongan New
Fact sheet for parents - English and other languages  
Fact sheet for parents - Maori, Samoan, Tongan New
How to give EpiPen - other languages 
How to give EpiPen - Maori, Samoan, Tongan New

Translations of chef cards are available from the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia website 
Translations of asthma action plans are available from the National Asthma Council website
General allergy information
Fast Facts about anaphylaxis can be found here:

Information for patients, consumer and carers
Dietary avoidance for food allergy information sheets
Information for schools and childcare
Information for health professionals

Content updated August 2019
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