ASCIA Anaphylaxis Etraining is a free course for Educators in early childhood services. This training program provides ready access to accurate and consistent education about the recognition, emergency treatment and risk minimisation of anaphylaxis.
The Anaphylaxis Etraining is approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) for the purposes of the Education and Care Services National Law, and published in accordance with regulation 137(1)(e) of the Education and Care Services Regulations.
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses for early childhood had been updated in January 2020 (Version 7.0) to include the following updates that have been made to ASCIA Action Plans:
- The weight range for adrenaline autoinjectors (150 mcg) has changed from 10-20kg to 7.5-20kg, to be consistent with ASCIA Guidelines and consensus expert opinion.
- The section for the doctor or nurse practitioner to complete In the RED and GREEN plans is more detailed and clearer.
- The ORANGE plan (used mostly as a poster) has a new title “ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis” and translated versions of this plan are available on the ASCIA website.
All Educators should be trained in identifying, managing and preventing allergic responses every 1–2 years.
If face-to-face training is unavailable, or if refresher training is required, staff can access this e-training is available from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
Note: e-training should be completed in conjunction with regular practice using adrenaline autoinjector training devices (with no needle and no adrenaline).
For more information and to register for free e-training: ASCIA Anaphylaxis Etraining