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About Anaphylaxis

  • Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency.
  • Anaphylaxis requires immediate treatment with adrenaline (epinephrine), which is injected into the outer mid-thigh muscle. This can be done by anyone, using an adrenaline injector device such as EpiPen or Anapen.
  • If treatment with adrenaline is delayed, this can result in fatal anaphylaxis.
Information for Health Professionals
Action Plans, Forms and Checklists
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injector information
Anaphylaxis Guidelines
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses
Translations of anaphylaxis information 

Translations of ASCIA anaphylaxis information 

Anaphylaxis Patient Information - English 
Anaphylaxis Patient Information - Other Languages
Anaphylaxis Patient Information - Maori, Samoan, Tongan  
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - English 
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - Other Languages 
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - Maori, Samoan, Tongan 
Anaphylaxis Fact Sheet for Parents - English and Other Languages  
Anaphylaxis Fact Sheet for Parents - Maori, Samoan, Tongan 
How to give EpiPen - English and Other Languages 
How to give EpiPen - Maori, Samoan, Tongan 

Further Information

Webpage updated March 2024