22578VIC
Course in first aid management of anaphylaxis

Complete this course online in your own time, followed by a short 20-minute face-to-face practical session.

This course has been designed for individuals who are required to provide first aid to a person experiencing anaphylaxis until the arrival of medical assistance. This means being able to identify the triggers, signs, and symptoms of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, and follow the standard first aid procedures to administer adrenaline using an adrenaline autoinjector to someone suffering anaphylaxis in the workplace or in the community.

Satisfactorily completing all requirements of this course provides the student with the ability to develop risk management and risk minimisation strategies for individuals diagnosed at risk of anaphylaxis in the workplace. This includes the development and implementation of pre-emergency risk assessment/management and the development and implementation of individual anaphylaxis management plans.

This course provides nationally recognised training for workers, or nominated workplace first aiders, from any industry sector and addresses the provision of care to adults and/or children in the workplace who are diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis or displaying signs/symptoms of anaphylaxis.

Course fee: $60

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Length

20-minute face-to-face practical session. Requires completion of online learning prior to session.

Location

Melbourne, Ringwood and Cheltenham. This course is available onsite in the workplace.

This delivery mode allows you to complete all learning components of the course online via self-paced learning and must be completed prior to attending the face-to-face practical session. You will need access to a reliable computer, tablet, or phone with internet access in order to complete the e-learning modules.

During the face-to-face practical assessment session, you will be assessed in the required skills of the course. There is a small amount of time allocated to clarify information, however, overall you should arrive prepared to perform the skills.

This is an assessment ONLY course and no in-class training is provided. This delivery mode is most suited for those who have previously undertaken the same course, or a very similar course and are comfortable with online learning.

On successful completion students will be awarded the following unit of competency:

The following units will be included in your certificate:

  • 22578VIC – Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • VU23090 – Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis
  • VU23091 – Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis

Certificates will require renewal after 36 months.

This course requires Online Mandatory Learning to be completed before the face-to-face practical session. If the Online Mandatory Learning is not completed prior to the practical session date, students will not be permitted to attend will not receive certification.

Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course learning.

As a minimum, entrants to this course must have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2. An example of an ACSF Level 2 competency is being able to read and comprehend the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, request appropriate emergency assistance at the scene of the incident, and complete incident reports.

In addition, it is recommended that entrants have current competency in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Students must have the physical fitness to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration such as positioning a casualty ready to administer an autoinjector and administering the autoinjector.

Parental/guardian consent is required for anyone under the age of 18 years.

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Anaphylaxis and allergy overview
  • Recognising anaphylaxis triggers
  • Anaphylaxis signs and symptoms
  • Anaphylaxis medications
  • Anaphylaxis action plans
  • Anaphylaxis risk management planning for the
  • workplace
  • Anaphylaxis communication plans
  • Hands-on practice using the adrenaline autoinjector
  • (EpiPen device)
  • Anaphylaxis first aid management
  • Safe handling, storage of the adrenaline autoinjector
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Evaluate response to the anaphylaxis incident

Assessment

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

Practical demonstrations:

  • Provide first aid treatment for anaphylaxis and administer adrenaline using a trainer autoinjector device on a mock casualty
  • Provide first aid treatment for mild to moderate allergy which progresses to anaphylaxis and administers adrenaline using a trainer autoinjector device on a mock casualty

Documentation:

  • Complete a First aid/Incident report form
  • Complete a Risk Assessment 
  • Complete an Individual Anaphylaxis Management and Communication Plan 

Theory assessment:

  • A written exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions.

Course fees for individual public bookings are dependent on venue location and will be shown in the booking calendar. Payment is required upfront.

For onsite group bookings, fees and payment terms are based on agreement between the client and CPR for Life.

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allen’s Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by CPR for Life Pty Ltd. Allens Training and Assessment Delivered by CPR for Life

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