About ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses for schools and early childhood education/care have been developed by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), the peak professional body in Australasia for allergy and clinical immunology, in conjunction with health, education and children's services departments and ministries throughout Australasia. Each course is reviewed and updated by ASCIA at least annually to ensure that it is consistent with the medical literature and current best medical practice.
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses for schools and early childhood education/care services was first launched in March 2010 (Version 1.0) to provide people with a training option where face to face training is not possible (or feasible), or as a refresher, or for interim training whilst waiting for face to face training. ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for first aid (community) should be undertaken by the broader community such as parents, friends, carers or patients themselves; sporting clubs, playgroups and workplaces. It is essential that this course is completed in conjunction with practice using adrenaline autoinjector trainer devices. To order adrenaline autoinjector trainer devices contact your national patient support organisation:
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses for schools and early childhood education/care services has been updated in June (Version 6.2) to incorporate updated ASCIA Action Plans and changes to EpiPen® and EpiPen®Jr adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors. The devices have not changed, just the instructions on the label, which now include:
- Reduced injection time from 10 to 3 seconds – this is based on research confirming efficacy and delivery of adrenaline through the 3 second delivery.
- Removal of the massage step after the injection – this has been found to reduce the risk of tissue irritation.
EpiPen®s with a 10 second label can continue to be used and should not be replaced unless they have been used, are just about to expire or have expired.
All EpiPen®s should now be held in place for 3 seconds, regardless of the instructions on the label. However, if they are held for 10 seconds it will not affect the way that the adrenaline works.
The early childhood education/care version of the course has been 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.
- A username and password must be obtained from the e-training website registration process to participate in a course.
- Course participants should read each module carefully then complete the quiz. You must get each question correct before you can move onto the next module (feedback will be provided after answering each question correctly).
- Modules may only be completed in order.
- Upon successful completion of the course (by achieving at least 80% in the final assessment module quiz) each participant will have access to a Certificate of Completion. The certificate is available as a PDF file for print or saving as required. Each certificate contains a unique QR code that verifies the participant and result.
- The course may be undertaken at the participant's own pace but it is recommended the modules are completed within a two week period.
Example of certificate