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The Clinical Takeaway: GP referral to allergist AND ‘Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia’ for information on everyday management of anaphylaxis in the community

The Clinical Takeaway: GP referral to allergist AND ‘Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia’ for information on everyday management of anaphylaxis in the community

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In this episode:

 
– Refer all suspected food allergies to an allergy specialist, err on the side of caution.
– Do not investigate with a broad panel of food before referral
– Refer patients and parents of children with confirmed food allergies to Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia as there is so much they need to learn and know
– Be familiar with the management of anaphylaxis and the use of the Epipen and Anapen devices
– Update the ASCIA action plan with every prescription of Epipen or Anapen and check their technique
– Make sure those patients who also have asthma have their asthma treatment optimised and an updated asthma action plan

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 40 mins

 

Guest: Dr Wendy Freeman, General Practitioner and Health Educator; Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia; Allergy department, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)
 

Recommended Resources:

 

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA)
Specifically shop for purchase of adrenaline injector trainer devices
Short video on how to use EpiPen®
Short video on how to use Anapen®
Short video on signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
Short video on how to position a patient having anaphylaxis
Food allergen cards
Chef card templates
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
E training for health professionals
Action plans
Infant feeding advice
National allergy strategy
250k.org.au (website for teens and young adults at risk of anaphylaxis)
Support for schools and children’s education and care services to prevent and manage anaphylaxis

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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