First Aid for Anaphylaxis in English and other Languages
Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency. Anaphylaxis requires immediate treatment with adrenaline (epinephrine), which is injected into the outer mid-thigh muscle. If treatment with adrenaline is delayed, this can result in fatal anaphylaxis.
Most cases of anaphylaxis occur after a person is exposed to the allergen they are allergic to (usually a food, insect or medication).
The following translations of First Aid for Anaphylaxis were funded by an educational grant from the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN).
For Maori, Samoan and Tongan translations go to www.allergy.org.au/hp/anaphylaxis/first-aid-for-anaphylaxis-languages-nz
ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis 2023 - translations accessible through ReadSpeaker
Chinese Sim ASCIA PCC Anaphylaxis First Aid 2018126.35 KB
Chinese Trad Anaphylaxis First Aid 2017131.93 KB
Dinka (South Sudan)
Dinka ASCIA PCC Anaphylaxis First Aid 2017106.73 KB
Tagalog ASCIA PCC Anaphylaxis First Aid 201773.59 KB
ASCIA First Aid for Anaphylaxis is based on the content of the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis. It should be used together with instructions on how to use an adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors (e.g EpiPen) which are also available on the ASCIA website:
This document has been developed and peer reviewed by ASCIA members and is based on expert opinion and the available published literature at the time of review. The development of this document is not funded by any commercial sources and is not influenced by commercial organisations. Information contained in this document is not intended to replace medical advice and any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.
Content updated August 2023