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Anaphylaxis Management

The Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Queensland State Schools Adobe PDF document1.2M provide specific information for Queensland state schools on how to manage and treat students at risk of anaphylaxis.


Queensland state schools are required to have sufficient staff who have completed:

Schools will determine how many staff need to be trained by considering the health needs of their student population.

Purchasing and administering adrenaline auto-injectors

All Queensland state schools, including departmental outdoor and environmental education centres, are required to maintain a minimum of one back-up adrenaline auto-injector for the purpose of providing emergency medication to students and staff for the treatment of anaphylaxis.

For the school to purchase an adrenaline auto-injector/s from a pharmacist or licensed wholesaler of drugs or poisons without a prescription, the principal is required to:

For further information to support students diagnosed with anaphylaxis, refer to the Management of students with specialised health needs and the Administration of medication in schools External Link procedures.

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