Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard
The National Allergy Strategy is proud to have supported the development of the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard.
The Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard is underpinned by ASCIA’s guidelines for the acute management of anaphylaxis. We believe the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard will help improve emergency treatment of anaphylaxis in Australia whether it is being managed in a hospital or in the community by paramedics or general practitioners.
The Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard also ensures that the patient’s needs are supported allowing patients to have easy access to their adrenaline injectors when in hospital and most importantly, provided with education, support and referrals they need when they are discharged after anaphylaxis.
The new discharge checklist will help standardise discharge information across Australian hospitals and make sure patients are provided with an adrenaline injector prescription, and where possible, dispensed adrenaline injector devices before being discharged from hospital. The discharge checklist will also make sure patients are educated about how and when to use their adrenaline injector and that they are provided with an ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis.
The Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard will also help connect patients with Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia where trained health educators can share information, provide support and help them with day-to-day management of their severe allergy as they wait to see their doctor.
The Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard includes several resources developed by the National Allergy Strategy to help improve anaphylaxis management. These include images and a link to an animation about how to position a person experiencing anaphylaxis and also a link to an animation about how to safely remove ticks.
Visit the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care website for more information about the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard.
Anaphylaxis in Australia
Content created November 2021