This Clinical Update provides an evidence based, 'quick reference guide' to assist medical practitioners and nurses in managing patients with severe allergies who are at risk of anaphylaxis.
The content of this document is consistent with ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for health professionals and therefore it can be used as a printed handout to complement the course.
ASCIA received an educational grant from the NSW Ministry of Health to develop this Clinical Update.
The information in this document and ASCIA guidelines is consistent with the Australian Prescriber Anaphylaxis Management wall chart www.nps.org.au/australian-prescriber
ASCIA guidelines for acute management of anaphylaxis are available open access on the ASCIA website:
ASCIA guidelines are based on the following international guidelines:
- International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR) guidelines
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) anaphylaxis parameter
- World Allergy Organisation (WAO) anaphylaxis guidelines
Content updated December 2016