ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for schools and early childhood education/care
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses for Schools and ECEC (early childhood education/care) staff were first developed in 2010. These courses are used throughout Australia and New Zealand, to provide a consistent approach to prevention, recognition and emergency treatment of anaphylaxis. They are world leading courses that are available open access and free of charge.
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses for schools and ecec have been updated in January 2020 (Version 7.0) to include the following updates that have been made to ASCIA Action Plans:
- The weight range for adrenaline autoinjectors (150 mcg) has changed from 10-20kg to 7.5-20kg, to be consistent with ASCIA Guidelines and consensus expert opinion.
- The section for the doctor or nurse practitioner to complete In the RED and GREEN plans is more detailed and clearer.
- The ORANGE plan (used mostly as a poster) has a new title “ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis” and translated versions of this plan are available on the ASCIA website.
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The ECEC version is approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) for the purposes of the Education and Care Services National Law, and published in accordance with regulation 137(1)(e) of the Education and Care Services Regulations.
Websites and courses
ECEC: ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for early childhood education/care 2020
Australasian Schools: ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for Australasian schools 2020
Queensland Schools Specific: ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for Queensland schools 2020
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training schools Victoria
Victorian Schools Specific: ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training VIC
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for schools Western Australia
Western Australia Schools Specific: ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training WA
Autoinjector training devices
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses should always be completed in conjunction with practice using adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector training devices. As these deviced do not contain needles nor adrenaline they are re-usable.
To order autoinjector trainer devices contact a pharmacy or the device supplier (EpiPen: Mylan AU - phone 1800 931 625 or Mylan NZ - phone 0800 168 169) or Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia www.allergyfacts.org.au or Allergy New Zealand www.allergy.org.nz
The supervisor or other adult witness who signs the certificate to confirm practice with the trainer devices does not require any special qualifications. They should however refer to instructions on the ASCIA Action Plans or the instructional videos that are available on the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/anaphylaxis
Development and updating of ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses involves an extensive review process that has involved ASCIA members, patient support organisations and representatives from schools, childcare services, education and health departments throughout Australasia.
ASCIA retains copyright and control of all ASCIA e-training courses and content is regularly reviewed and updated when evidence based changes occur in the medical literature.
A username and password must be obtatined from the e-training website registration process to participate in a course.
Course participants should read each module carefully then complete the quiz for each module (feedback will be provided after answering each question).
Modules may only be completed in order.
- Upon successful completion of the course (by achieving at least 80% in the final assessment module quiz) each participant will be able to print out a form confirming successful completion of the course.
- The course may be undertaken at the particpant's own pace but it is recommended the modules are completed within a two week period.
- To obtain a Certificate of Completion for ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training a result of 80% or higher is required for the Final assessment. If this result is not obtained on the first attempt, users can reattempt the course.
- Certificate of Completion may be printed or saved as PDF file. Sign the certificate for your record.
- The person who confirms your practice with a trainer device must also sign the certificate.
Content updated January 2020