Date
20 November 2019

Anaphylaxis response

Anaphylaxis should always be treated as a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment.

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Adrenaline auto-injectors

Adrenaline auto-injectors

Adrenaline is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis. Students will have their own auto-injectors, purchased by their families. They are designed to be injected by people who are not medically trained.

Anaphylaxis and asthma

Anaphylaxis and asthma

When a young person with asthma is at risk of anaphylaxis, use the adrenaline auto-injector first, followed by asthma reliever medication.

MedicAlert bracelets

MedicAlert bracelets

In an emergency, check if the person is wearing a MedicAlert bracelet. This provides information about allergies.

Allergy NZ recommend those at risk of anaphylaxis wear a MedicAlert bracelet.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

How to give EpiPen in English and other languages

Publisher: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Recognise and respond to allergic reactions”:

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