Anaphylaxis Resources

ASCIA Action Plans and First Aid Plans 2021This webpage includes links to:

Action Plans, Forms, Checklists | Adrenaline autoinjector information | Anaphylaxis Guidelines | ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses | Translations of anaphylaxis information | General allergy information

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening, severe allergic reaction that requires immediate treatment with adrenaline (epinephrine). Anaphylaxis should always be treated as a medical emergency. Call an ambulance (000 in Australia or 111 in New Zealand), immediately after giving adrenaline.

ASCIA Action Plans do not expire, and therefore the plan is still valid beyond the review date, which is a guide for patients to see their doctor. Current ASCIA Action Plans are the 2021 versions, however, the 2020 and 2018 versions are still valid for use in 2021 and 2022.

Action Plans, Forms and Checklists
ASCIA Action Plans and First Aid Plans Updated June 2021
ASCIA Action Plan FAQs Updated December 2021
ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis - Pictorial New August 2021
ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis Updated June 2021
ASCIA Travel Plan Updated June 2021
Allergic Reactions Clinical History Form New April 2020 (with type in fields and tick boxes)
Allergic Reactions Event Record Updated April 2020 (with type in fields and tick boxes)
Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Reactions New February 2021
Positioning and anaphylaxis - animation New March 2021
Anaphylaxis Checklist for Adrenaline Prescribers Updated September 2021
Anaphylaxis Checklist for Pharmacists Updated September 2021
Anaphylaxis Checklist for Patients Updated September 2021
Anaphylaxis Checklist for Transitioning from Paediatric to Adult Care Updated September  2021
Anaphylaxis Checklist for Travelling with Allergy, Asthma or Anaphylaxis Updated September 2021
Adrenaline Injector information
Adrenaline Injector Instructions - How to give EpiPen Updated July 2021
Adrenaline Injector Instructions - How to give Anapen Updated July 2021
Adrenaline Injector Instructions - How to give EpiPen or Anapen New November 2021
Adrenaline Injector Instructions - How to give Emerade 
Adrenaline Injectors for General Use Updated September 2021
Adrenaline Injector Supply Updates Updated September 2021
Adrenaline Injectors FAQ Updated December 2021
Adrenaline Injector Storage, Expiry, Disposal Updated September 2021
Adrenaline Injector Prescription Guidelines Updated September 2021
Adrenaline for Treatment of Anaphylaxis Patient InformationUpdated September 2021

How to give EpiPen, How to Give Anapen - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia animations

Anaphylaxis Guidelines
ASCIA Guidelines - Acute Management of Anaphylaxis Updated July 2021
ASCIA Guidelines Acute Management of Anaphylaxis in Pregnancy 
ASCIA Guidelines - Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Autoinjector Prescription Updated December 2021
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses
Anaphylaxis e-training Refresher New July 2021
Anaphylaxis e-training - Schools/Childrens Education/Care Updated September 2021 
Anaphylaxis e-training - Health Professionals Updated September 2021
Anaphylaxis e-training - Community Updated September 2021
Translations of anaphylaxis information 

Anaphylaxis Patient Information - English Updated September 2021
Anaphylaxis Patient Information - Other Languages
Anaphylaxis Patient Information - Maori, Samoan, Tongan  
First Aid for Anaphylaxis - English Updated September 2021
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 

Translations of chef cards are available from the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia website
Translations of asthma action plans are available from the National Asthma Council website
General allergy information
Fast Facts about anaphylaxis can be found here:

Information for patients, consumer and carers
Dietary avoidance for food allergy information sheets
Information for schools and childcare
Information for health professionals

Content updated December 2021