About ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses for schools and childcare 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 for schools and childcare 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 EpiPen trainers email email@example.com and to order Anapen trainers email firstname.lastname@example.org
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for school and childcare services has been updated in January 2014 (Version 5.0) and includes the following important amendments:
- Updated information about adrenaline autoinjectors.
- Updated ASCIA Action Plans.
- New asthma and anaphylaxis module.*
- Amendments to terminology to ensure consistency with revised ASCIA Action Plans and health professional training resources.
The childcare 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.
*The new asthma and anaphylaxis module is not an approved asthma training course or module. It has been included to highlight key issues relating to asthma and anaphylaxis. For information about approved asthma training courses for childcare, please visit the ACECQA website: www.acecqa.gov.au.
- 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 for each module (feedback will be provided after answering each question).
- Modules may only be completed in order.
- Upon successful completion of the course (by achieving at least 75% in the final assessment module quiz) each participant will have access to a Certificate of Final Assessment. The certificate must be printed (or printed and/or saved to a file such as PDF) for the participant's own record immediately as this page is generated "on the fly" and is not retained. If there is no access to a printer from the computer, participants are advised to complete the final assessment and exit the course using the QUIT button. Once the database has captured your result, there should be alternate certificate available from the course page as long as an internet connection was maintained.
- The course may be undertaken at the participant's own pace but it is recommended the modules are completed within a two week period.
Note: If you choose to end a session during the Final Assessment, regardless of where you resume next session within the Final Assessment, go to the beginning of the Final Assessment and answer all questions.
- The course remembers the last screen accessed. Exiting the course screens via the QUIT button is the preferred exit method.
Note: If there is interruption to Internet access during any session then completed quiz answers in the final assessment may not be retained.
- To obtain a Certificate of Final Assessment for ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training a result of 75% or higher is required for the final assessment. If this result is not obtained on the first attempt, users can reattempt the course.
Note: When reattempting the course you should start a new attempt and begin at the first Introduction screen and complete viewing all screens and complete all quiz questions in the final assessment for your certificate to show your result.
- Certificate of Final Assessment must be printed at the time of generation. On the certificate screen there is a print button. Selecting this button will bring up a printer friendly certificate format that you can print immediately or save as a PDF.
The printer-friendly certificate may be printed then closed by selecting the "close window" link in the top right corner. Sign the certificate for your record. Also have the appropriate person sign to signify that you have had practice using adrenaline autoinjector trainer devices.
- Following completion of the course and printing of the Certificate of Final Assessment use the QUIT button to exit the course. Your result should then be retained in the website database.
- Once the database has captured your result and if you were unable to print your certificate at the time, there is an alternate certificate available from the course page.