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22300VIC Course in first aid management of anaphylaxis

Information about the course:

This unit describes the outcomes required to assist a person suffering an anaphylactic reaction until the arrival of medical assistance. Application of this unit relates to the use of adrenaline auto-injecting devices, (e.g. EpiPen).

The unit covers the recognition, management, prevention and risk minimisation strategies related to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. It provides the outcomes required to develop and implement a management plan to reduce the risk of severe reactions in individuals diagnosed with anaphylaxis

Prerequisite:

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target audience:

Those who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace. 

This unit is published on the approved qualifications list on the ACECQA website  http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Qualifications.aspx

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

Initial Course duration:

  • Mixed Mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 2 hours practical training
  • Face to Face: 4 hours face to face training

Refresher Course duration:

  • Mixed Mode: Completion pre-course study plus 2 hours practical training
  • Face to Face: 4 hours face to face training

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Pre course study options:

There are a number of different options for completing the pre-course study;

  • Downloadable workbook

You must take the evidence from your pre course study to the practical training session.

Related Course Documentation

What should I look for when choosing a training provider?

The Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to help you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol into a course. This information can be found by clicking here

A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.

What are my rights and responsibilties as a student?

The Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Agreement 

All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

(22300VIC) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Skills: Part 1

  • Reassure the casualty in a caring and calm manner and make them comfortable using available resources
  • Apply first aid treatment for mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Position the casualty in an appropriate position for treatment, in accordance with the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis
  • Administer an adrenaline auto-injector correctly and promptly
  • Convey casualty’s details to emergency services accurately
  • Complete incident/injury report forms

Skills: Part 2

  • 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

Knowledge: Part 1

  • 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 auto-injector
  • Documentation requirements
  • Refresher training requirements for those undertaking this unit

Knowledge: Part 2

  • 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 auto-injector 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.

 

(22300VIC) How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Written assessment consisting of multiple choice/short answer questions
  • Simulated emergency scenarios

(22300VIC) Where can I access a copy of the training package?

The training package can be accessed by clicking here

(22300VIC) Do I need to complete a Refresher or Recertification of First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis?

Recertification recommended every 3 years.

To qualify for a refresher course, you must bring a copy of your current certificate  to the training session. You will then be required to:

  • Complete the online or downloadable pre-course workbook and attend a 1.5 hour practical session.

  • Proof of currency must be submitted to qualify for this course.