22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
This course applies to a range of settings where emergencies involving allergic reaction may occur. It is relevant for people working in childcare, education, aged and community care, tourism, hospitality and other workplace and community settings.
The course contains two units.
- VU21800 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis
- VU21801 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis
Unit #1 covers:
+ Triggers, signs and symptoms of mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
+ Emergency response to anaphylaxis, including ASCIA action plans.
+ Use of adrenaline autoinjector devices
+ Communicating details to emergency services and incident reporting procedures
+ Evaluating the response to an anaphylaxis incident
Unit #2 covers:
+ Development of individual anaphylaxis management plans
+ Risk assessment for allergies
+ Implementation of strategies to minimise allergic reaction risk
+ Development of communication plans to raise awareness
There are no prerequisite units for this course. As a minimum, participants must have
language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to level 2 in the Australian Core
Skills Framework (ACSF). Examples of ACSF level 2 activities are: being able to read
and comprehend the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, requesting appropriate
emergency assistance at the scene of an anaphylaxis emergency and completing a
written incident report using a standard workplace form. Prior to the start of face to face practical training, there may be a short knowledge quiz to check language, literacy and numeracy skills, as required.
Progressive assessment throughout the course, including the demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge.
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