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Victorian Schools Education Session 10th May 2024 - RCH Anaphylaxis Advice Line

Anaphylaxis Advice Line - Royal Children's Hospital

Education Session for Victorian Schools: 10th May 2024

Managing Anaphylaxis in Schools-Emergency response

The RCH Anaphylaxis Advice Line is excited to invite School Nurses, School staff and School First Aid Staff to participate in a virtual education session regarding Managing Anaphylaxis in Schools-Emergency response on Friday, May 10th 2024 at 3:30 pm. This is not available to parents and carers.

A prompt emergency response is essential in the first aid treatment of anaphylaxis. This session provides a great opportunity to discuss what this looks like in the School setting and an overall refresher.

The areas addressed in this 30 minute session will include:

  • What triggers an emergency response
  • Ministerial Order 706 (Anaphylaxis Management in Victorian schools and school boarding premises) and Anaphylaxis Policy
  • Individual Anaphylaxis/Allergy Management Plan
  • Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in an Emergency Response
  • ASCIA action plans-personal and first aid-injector devices for general use
  • QR codes on action plans
  • Transfer of care
  • Reporting
  • Review of Individual Anaphylaxis/Allergy Management Plan (IAMP)
  • Review of Anaphylaxis Policy
  • Debrief and Support

Please RSVP via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12 noon Thursday 9th May 2024

A Teams invitation will be sent to you closer to the time for you to join the session.

Due to the 30 minute duration, please note that this session is not interactive in nature, however, there will be an opportunity for questions to be addressed.

As with all virtual education sessions, the Anaphylaxis Advice line at RCH will send a follow up email inviting any questions specific to your School.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any of your colleagues who are first aiders/school nurses/teaching staff in Victorian Schools.

Pre reading:

Suggested pre reading prior to the session (not mandatory) but a very useful resource from the Department of Education-School Planning and Emergency response:

Looking forward to seeing you virtually!

For information regarding future planned virtual education sessions and the scope of support offered to Victorian Schools by the Anaphylaxis Advice Line, please click on the link below:

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If you are having an allergic reaction follow advice on your ASCIA Action Plan.

If in doubt, give the Anapen® or EpiPen®.

Do not call us for emergency advice.

If you do not have an ASCIA Action Plan and/or an Anapen® or EpiPen® call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.