To meet the challenge of increasing demand for education, ASCIA has developed a range or resources that are available at no charge on the ASCIA website. These include:
- e-training courses for health professionals, schools and childcare staff and first aid (community)
- anaphylaxis resources, including ASCIA action plans, FAQ and guidelines
- information on allergy, immunodeficiency and other immune disorders for health professionals, patients, school and childcare staff and the community.
ASCIA website information is:
- Developed by ASCIA committees or working parties, then peer reviewed by the ASCIA membership.
- Based on expert opinion and the available published medical literature at the time of review.
- Developed without any funding from commercial sources and is not influenced by commercial organisations.
- Regularly reviewed by ASCIA and updated where necessary, to ensure the content is consistent with current published medical literature.
- Available at no charge from the ASCIA website.
- Not intended to replace medical advice and any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.
The objectives of ASCIA information for patients, consumers and cares are to:
- Create greater awareness and understanding of allergy, asthma and other immune diseases: their impact, and appropriate (medically and scientifically proven) management options.
- Help people recognise the symptoms of allergy, asthma and other immune diseases.
- Inform people of medically and scientifically proven methods for assessment, treatment and prevention.
- Improve the quality of life for people with allergy, asthma or other immune diseases.
- Assist patients, carers and their doctors to make informed choices about management of immune disorders.
ASCIA does not allow its educational resources to be uploaded on other websites, unless a licencing agreement has been approved by ASCIA Council.
However, ASCIA provides permission for appropriate organisations to link to ASCIA webpages to access ASCIA educational resources. By linking to the ASCIA website it ensures that only current versions are being accessed, as resources are regularly updated based on changes in the medical literature and expert reviews.
The ASCIA website is organised to allow easy access to the extensive range of ASCIA resources from desk top computer, a tablet/iPad or smart phone using a responsive template that adapts automatically to the device being used.
ASCIA members have access to the password protected areas of the website through the login on the right menu of each web page in desk top mode.
The login module will appear further down the page in tablet/iPad/smart phone mode.
Select Login and the username and password fields will appear. If you have forgotten either your username or password these may be retrieved through the links in the login.
For further access assistance please use our Member feedback form.
Content updated November 2014