Anaphylaxis Workbook 2SEP17

Developing Plans

Anaphylaxis management plan The anaphylaxis management plan for the organisation must be developed, understood, readily accessed and available to all staff. Information must include: • Identities of people (particularly children and including teenagers) diagnosed at risk of anaphylaxis • Prevention strategies, risk identification and minimisation for individuals at risk • Triggers of allergic reactions including anaphylaxis • Signs/symptoms of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis • Roles and responsibilities of individuals in responding to severe allergic reactions • First aid and emergency response procedures for various scenarios • Location and correct storage of adrenaline autoinjector devices (including autoinjectors for general use, if applicable) • Use of adrenaline autoinjector devices • Policies and procedures of the organisation • How to raise awareness i.e. a communication plan

Individual anaphylaxis management plan An individual anaphylaxis management plan is to be prepared in consultation with the individual/parent/carer, and distributed to all staff responsible for the individual at risk. Individual Anaphylaxis Management Plan must include:

Individual personal details

Parent/carer details (depending on age of individual)

Emergency contact

Medical information (as above)

ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis

Strategies to avoid allergens/triggers

Location of the adrenaline autoinjector

IMPORTANT NOTE: An individual anaphylaxis management plan must be reviewed at the start of each school year for school- aged children and otherwise annually , in accordance with organisational procedures and the ASCIA guidelines. The individual’s ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis must be reviewed by a medical practitioner when the adrenaline autoinjector is replaced.

ALLERGIES AND ANAPHYLAXIS

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