New ASCIA penicillin allergy e-training course
3 December 2018:
Penicillin allergy is the most common drug allergy and is self-reported in up to 18 percent of hospitalised patients.
However, most (up to 90%) of patients with a penicillin allergy label are found not to be allergic on further assessment.
Importantly, in the true allergic patients, penicillin allergy can be life-threatening.
This course covers the following key questions about patients who have a history of penicillin allergy:
- Is it ever appropriate to prescribe a penicillin?
- Can a cephalosporin be prescribed?
- What further information is required?
- What are the danger signs of severe allergy?
- Is it possible the patient might not be penicillin allergic?
- How can we find out if they are still allergic?
ASCIA penicillin e-training for health professionals is the latest addition to the range of 20 free of charge ASCIA e-training courses. To register for this course go to https://etraininghp.ascia.org.au
- To register for any of the 13 ASCIA e-training courses for health professionals go to www.allergy.org.au/hp/hp-e-training
- To register for an ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training course for schools or early childhood education/care go to www.allergy.org.au/patients/anaphylaxis-e-training-schools-and-childcare
- To register for ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for community go to https://anaphylaxis.ascia.org.au
- To register for All About Allergens e-training for food service go to https://foodallergytraining.org.au