Anaphylaxis Workbook 2SEP17

Putting plans and strategies into action

Raise awareness

Any worker that is involved with people at risk of mild to moderate allergic reactions and/or anaphylaxis must be familiar with the anaphylaxis management plan so they know what to do in the event where a person is presenting with allergic symptoms. This will mean implementing a communication plan to raise awareness of mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis and its first aid management . The communication plan is to be prepared in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, and in accordance with the organisation’s procedures. This will require staff members to have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders such as:

Carers/parents

Nurses

Food industry staff such as carers, canteen staff

Workplace first aiders

Casual staff

School camp providers

Management

Specialist staff

Volunteers

Students

Early childhood staff

Broader community

Teachers

Employers/Employees

The information communication plan must include:

• Current medical management and risk minimisation plans for individual people • How relevant staff members and volunteers are informed about the organisations policies, procedures and emergency treatment plans • How a parent/caregiver of the child can communicate any changes to the medical management plan and risk minimisation plan for their child • State/territory regulatory requirements • Workplace anaphylaxis emergency policy • Other relevant workplace policies/procedures

ALLERGIES AND ANAPHYLAXIS

The communication plan is to be reviewed annually to maintain its effectiveness.

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