22578VIC Course in the First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
This anaphylaxis first aid training course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge to enable participants to recognise a life-threatening allergic reaction and completely administer adrenaline via a pre-loaded injecting device.
3 hours of face to face training
There are no pre-requisites.
On successful completion, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment in 22578VIC Course in the First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis, valid for 3 years.
Students under the age of 18 years will be required to provide a signed parental consent form prior to attending the course. This form can be accessed by clicking here.
Learner Support and Reasonable Adjustment
If you have a learning difficulty or any special needs or support requirements please contact us prior to enrolment. This may include but not limited to language, literacy and numeracy skills or disabilities. It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor with a manikin.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning is available to those who can provide other evidence that they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience described by the unit. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as CPR.
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ASSESSMENT – THEORY
Question paper detailing the knowledge from the course such as:
The signs and symptoms associated with both mild to moderate allergic reactions and severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and how to distinguish between them
The triggers/allergens which cause allergic reactions
First aid principles and procedures, including bringing medication to the casualty rather than moving them (unless it is necessary to remove them from an immediate danger, such as a beehive)
ARC Basic Life Support Flowchart information
If there is uncertainty, administer adrenaline as a priority before any other medications (e.g. Asthma reliever medication), as per ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis emergency response procedures for the workplace
Requirements for replacement of the adrenaline autoinjector
Refresher training requirements for those undertaking this course
The identities of the people at risk, including children
The triggers/allergens to avoid for mild to moderate reactions and anaphylaxis in individuals
Understanding of the ASCIA guidelines for treatment of anaphylaxis
Understanding of the relevant organisational policies and procedures
Understanding of the relevant industry legislation and policies
Mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis and the potential consequences of the conditions
Prevention strategies and risk identification and minimisation for people at risk
The need to have the individual’s ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis reviewed by a medical practitioner when the adrenaline autoinjector is replaced
The need to review individual anaphylaxis management plan at the start of each school year for school aged children, and otherwise annually, as per organisational procedures
Sources of relevant information and guidelines
ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL
Physical demonstrations (skills)
The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.
It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.
You will be assessed on performing first aid for anaphylaxis scenario and task demonstrations to:
Undertake risk management for anaphylaxis and the workplace
Provide first aid treatment for anaphylaxis
Follow ASCIA Action Plans and the workplace procedures
Position a casualty and administer adrenaline using an auto injector
Seek help and contact emergency services
Handover the casualty to emergency services
Fulfill reporting requirements – parent/carer, workplace forms etc.
The following learning resources are provided to participants in this course.
Adrenaline autoinjector training device
ASCIA action plans
Sample individual anaphylaxis management plans, risk assessment forms and incident reports
Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form