First Aid management of Anaphylaxis/Asthma

Start Date Start - End Time Venue Places Taken

Duration: 3 hours

Coordinator: Mrs Kylie Middleton

Presenter: Mrs Fiona Coulthard

This course provides extended training for current First Aid Officers to enable them to recognise and provide first aid management for someone with anaphylaxis or experiencing a severe asthmatic event.

First Aid Officers will gain the following certified training:
1. First aid Management of Anaphylaxis  
2. Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace 

This course will enable participants to: 
- Distinguish between a mild to moderate allergic reaction and anaphylaxis 
- Understand common triggers for anaphylaxis and asthma 
- Recognise signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and asthma 
- Provide preventative measures 
- Understand how to administer an Epipen 
- Understand how to administer an Anapen 
- Understand how to administer a reliever inhaler
- Understand action plans for asthma.

This course is funded by the University Staff Development Program. Preference will be given to approved First Aid Officers, appointed in accordance with PPL 5.50.11- Appointment of First Aid Officers.

A UQ Nominated First Aid Officer is a member of staff who is a first aider and has been nominated by Head of School or Section to receive a fortnightly allowance payment for performing the role of First Aid Officer for a specified University workplace. See section 9 of the UQ PPL 2.60.20 First Aid Guideline for further clarification. 

The OHS Division conduct First Aid training for UQ staff through the Staff Develeopment Program.  Please see dates for 2018 courses at the following URL http://www.uq.edu.au/ohs/index.html?page=250029.

For course registration please download the attached Expression of Interest (EOI) Form by selecting 'register' via the blue button. Please note only the current course instance (EOI) form will appear until the course is finalised.  Forward completed applications to the OHS Division at ohs@uq.edu.au at least one week prior to course commencement. The OHS Division will advise you if your application has been successful or unsuccessful prior to course. Conact the OHS Division on #52365 for assistance.