Andrew S Kemp
The Australasian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy
has developed new anaphylaxis action plans intended for use
across Australasia. These educational tools aim to give patients
and carers easily accessible information about key steps in the
emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.
This article outlines the rationale for these plans, introduces
two new action plans and key practice points to consider when
providing these plans.
Action plans are primarily an educational tool for patients considered to be at risk of anaphylaxis. They also function in a similar fashion to a doctor’s letter, providing written information that patients and parents can give to child care centres, schools and employers to assist in the provision of appropriate care.
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