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Information for Schools and Childcare

ASCIA has been developing educational information about allergy and other immune diseases for the public and health professionals since the year 2000. These include ASCIA Action Plans (since 2003) and ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses (since 2010), that are used throughout Australasian schools and childcare services. For information about how ASCIA information is developed go to: www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/website-information  

Anaphylaxis management guidelines for schools, pre-schools and childcare services

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/papers/prevent-anaphylaxis-in-schools-childcare

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/anaphylaxis-guidelines-for-schools-and-childrens-services  

Food Allergy Xplained – new interactive information resource for teenagers

Food Allergy Xplained is a new, interactive and vibrant information resource about food allergy and anaphylaxis, specifically designed for teenagers. A link to the web version is now available at www.foodallergyxplained.com.au

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for schools and childcare

www.allergy.org.au/patients/anaphylaxis-e-training-schools-and-childcare  

Risk minimisation strategies for schools, preschools and childcare services

pdfASCIA Risk minimisation strategies March 20151.13 MB

How to be allergy aware: Information for school students

An information leaflet and slide set have been developed by ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia to assist schools in educating students about severe allergies (anaphylaxis). This information should not be considered appropriate anaphylaxis training for school staff, who should contact the relevant department in their region to ensure they complete anaphylaxis training that meets the requirements for their region.

Leaflet: pdfASCIA PCC Allergy Aware School Students February 2015292.55 KB

Slide set: pdfASCIA School assembly anaphylaxis slides February 2015617.24 KB  

Anaphylaxis emergency medication (adrenaline [epinephrine] autoinjectors)

Adrenaline autoinjector instructions

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/how-to-give-epipen 

Adrenaline autoinjector trainer devices

To order these contact your national patient support organisation:

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia www.allergyfacts.org.au

Allergy New Zealand www.allergy.org.nz

Adrenaline autoinjector FAQs

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/adrenaline-autoinjectors-faqs 

Adrenaline autoinjectors for general use

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/adrenaline-autoinjectors-for-general-use 

Adrenaline autoinjector storage, expiry and disposal

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/adrenaline-autoinjector-storage-expiry-and-disposal  

ASCIA Action Plans

ASCIA Action Plans should be reviewed when patients are reassessed by their doctor, and each time they obtain a new adrenaline autoinjector prescription, which is approximately every 12 to 18 months. If there are no changes in diagnosis or management the medical information on the ASCIA Action Plan may not need to be updated. However, if the patient is a child, the photo should be updated each time, so they can be easily identified.

Note: The 2015 version of the ASCIA Action Plans are still current and are not intended to be updated this year.

ASCIA Action Plans (Anaphylaxis and Allergic Reactions)

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/ascia-action-plan-for-anaphylaxis 

ASCIA Action Plans FAQs

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/action-plans-for-allergic-reactions-faq  

Information for parents and school or childcare community

Fact sheets for parents of children at risk of anaphylaxis

www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/anaphylaxis-resources/fact-sheet-for-parents-anaphylaxis 

General information about allergy and other immune diseases for patients, consumers and carers

www.allergy.org.au/patients/information

Patient support organisations

www.allergy.org.au/patients/patient-support-information 

Content updated January 2017

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