Information to help you help your clients
Families and individuals living with allergies, especially severe or potentially life-threatening ones, need support and information. They need to know how to avoid allergens, and how to manage the many challenges they face in their day-to-day lives.
By joining Allergy New Zealand, we can help you help your patients or clients by giving you access to trusted information.
Additional benefits of health professional or institutional membership are:
Information from Allergy New Zealand
ACC claims for anaphylaxis
For GP's and Paediatricians
Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases available for medical practitioners. The Graduate Certificate, through the University of Western Sydney, is designed for medical practitioners who want to improve their care of patients with allergic diseases.
Students, who must be registered medical practitioners, will complete an online scientific program and attend a regional specialist Immunology Clinic, over a total period of two years, on a part-time basis.
New Zealand medical practitioners are eligible to enrol and several are currently undertaking the programme.
Further more information go here.
The University of South Australia offers a course in collaboration with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). The course provides an understanding of the role of the allergy nurse, the allergic process and allergic disease and the varying manifestations in both children and adults. Emphasis is on providing opportunities for nurses to become effective and critical consumers of research information available in the field of allergy. Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Certificate and may be eligible for credit in other tertiary programs. A supervised clinical practice component enables students to integrate theory and practice.
NZ registered nurses are eligible to do this course and supervision for the clinical component can be arranged in New Zealand. For more information re the course, click here
Information from ASCIA
Be up to Date
ASCIA has developed reliable anaphylaxis e-training for health professionals. This free training includes an extensive review process involving ASCIA members and representatives from other medical organisations.
It is made up of eight short modules online. Click here to start.
There are new Anaphylaxis Action Plans now available hereThe following links to articles have been made with permission from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and are from their website, www.allergy.org.au.
Adverse drug reactions
Aeroallergen Avoidance: is it worthwhile?
Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics
ASCIA Guidelines for Adrenaline Auto-injector Prescription [PDF (printable version)]
Common Myths About Allergy and Asthma Exposed
Cow's Milk (dairy) allergy [ PDF (printable) version ]
Diagnosis and Management of Food Hypersensitivity In Childhood
Eczema Care Plans
Laboratory Tests in the Diagnosis of Allergic Diseases
Management of Allergic Rhinitis [ PDF (printable) version ]
Rhinitis and Sinusitis
Stinging Insect Allergy
ASCIA Position Statement: Allergy prevention in children
A summary of the ASCIA Position Statement: Allergy Prevention in Children is published in the Medical Journal of Australia 2005; 182 (9): 464-467
Medical panelWe are supported by a medical advisory panel consisting of members of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA) – the peak professional body of New Zealand and Australian clinical immunologists and allergy specialists.
ResourcesWe have a wide ranges of resources available, including DVDs, posters, pamphlets, education kits for preschools and schools, adrenaline autoinjector accessories and more. These are available on our online shop.
Educational opportunitiesWe have a range of educational opportunities, including conferences, presentations and workshops. These are listed in News and Events.
For more information about support and resources for your patients, click here to send an email to our chief executive, Penny Jorgensen, or phone 09 623 3912.
Anaphylaxis training in schools and early childhood services!
Allergy New Zealand has an anaphylaxis training resource powerpoint for health professionals who provide anaphylaxis training to schools and early childhood services.
This presentation is based on the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Early childhood services and Schools and includes suggested notes for presenters. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for this presentation to be emailed to you.
If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org