22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

 


Course Code and Title:

22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

Unit Code and Title:

VU21800 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis and VU21801 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis

Qualification Issued:

Certificate of Completion: 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

Components Included:

This course is not suppported by any other specific course within the VET Quality Framework level.   It is designed to complement other training in the Health Training Package.  The status of this course is current until 31 December, 2020.

Recertification:

The status of this course is current until 31 December, 2020.  Further information about this course can be found at www.training.gov.au

Requirements:

Trainees will be required to possess numeracy and literacy skills as required to read, interpret, address and communicate guidelines, protocols and reporting requirements, as well as understanding and enacting an Action Plan for Anaphylaxis in accordance with the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis

Special Needs:

Trainees with special needs, either physical difficulties or literacy difficulties, should inform the trainer so that assistance can be arranged to meet their needs.

Description:

This course will provide trainees with the knowledge and skills to be able to interpret an Action Plan for Anaphylaxis and provide first aid interventions in the workplace.  It provides background knowledge of the causes, symptoms and the effects of allergies, severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), as well as the appropriate emergency treatment.

Course Outcome:

This course will provide trainees with the knowledge and skills to be able to provide first aid in the work place in relation to anaphylaxis. It provides background knowledge of the causes, symptoms and the effects of anaphylaxis, as well as emergency treatment and risk minimisation.

Modules to cover:

  •  Anatomy & physiology of the upper and lower airways, and circulatory system.
  •  The signs and symptoms associated with both mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis 
  •  Mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis and the potential consequences of the conditions
  •  Understanding anaphylaxis
  •  The triggers that cause allergic reactions
  •  Chain of Survival - how to send for help in an emergency situation
  •  First aid principles and procedures to be established whilst treating an anaphylactic patient
  •  Pharmacology of Adrenaline
  •  Anaphylaxis emergency response procedures for the workplace
  •  Use of an auto-injector to administer adrenaline to a patient
  •  Requirements for replacement of the adrenaline auto-injector
  •  Prevention and risk management strategies to minimise the likelihood of anaphylaxis
  •  Documentation requirements
  •  Understanding of the ASCIA guidelines for treatment of anaphylaxis
  •  Understanding and interpretation of an Anaphylaxis Action Plan
  •  Prevention strategies and risk identification and minimisation for people at risk
  •  Documentation required for recording Anaphylactic emergencies

 

The courses we deliver, including 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis, are nationally recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

 

 

 

 

Issuing RTO 90871