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 Updated June 2018
ASCIA Action Plan FAQs Updated April 2019
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 Updated June 2018 - including video
Adrenaline autoinjector instructions - How to give Emerade Updated June 2018 - including link to video
How to give EpiPen - other languages Updated October 2018
Adrenaline autoinjectors for general use
Adrenaline autoinjectors FAQ Updated  December 2018
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 Updated July 2018 
Anaphylaxis e-training - Health Professionals Updated July 2018 
Anaphylaxis e-training - Community Updated July 2018

Translations of anaphylaxis information 

Anaphylaxis patient information - english Updated October 2018
Anaphylaxis patient information - other languages Updated October 2018
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - english Updated October 2018
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - other languages Updated October 2018
Fact sheet for parents - english and other languages Updated October 2018
How to give EpiPen - other languages Updated October 2018

Translations of asthma action plans are available from the National Asthma Council
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 March 2019
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