How it works
Asthma & Anaphylaxis Active
All you have to do is:
- Book a one hour staff training session (see Criterion 1, below), held at your school, by calling the Asthma Foundation on 1800 278 462.
- Complete Active Criteria 2, 3 & 4 (see below) within 60 days from the date of training.
- Sufficient staff members are appropriately trained so that they can adhere to the 2 Minute Rule
The Asthma Foundation of Tasmania offers free training that instructs staff:
- what causes an asthma flare up or anaphylactic shock
- how to identify a student having an asthma or anaphylaxis emergency
- how to deliver first aid for asthma or anaphylaxis.
- There is sufficient equipment and basic prompting information to enable
first aid to be delivered within the guidelines of the 2 Minute Rule.
To abide by Criterion 2, the schools must ensure:
- Asthma Emergency Kits (see Glossary) and Anaphylaxis Emergency Kits (see Glossary) are available for school activities, both on and off-campus
- asthma and anaphylaxis First Aid Posters are put up in all relevant areas
- the school has back-up medication for asthma and anaphylaxis (adrenaline auto-injectors)
- asthma or anaphylaxis medication – regardless of whether it is the school’s or student’s property – is never kept in a locked area or a locked cabinet, and is stored at the correct temperature.
- Find out which students have asthma or anaphylaxis.
To abide by Criterion 3, the school will:
- publish the Newsletter Article, in the next school newsletter, and in the first term of every subsequent year.
- Establish who are High Risk Students.
To abide by Criterion 4, the school will:
- send out an Active Post Pack to all parents of children with asthma or anaphylaxis. Note: If a parent answers “yes” to any of the questions in the Active Post Pack the student should be considered a High Risk Student. If any student is deemed High Risk Student the Foundation strongly recommends the school undertakes Asthma & Anaphylaxis Pro-Active.
- keep parents informed if a student is using their reliever puffer frequently, by issuing an Uncontrolled Asthma Mail Out to parents. Note: This student should be considered High Risk Student.
Important note: It is each school’s responsibility to comply with the guide recommendations. The Asthma Foundation of Tasmania does not accept any responsibility or any liability for noncompliance to the recommendations. Schools fully indemnify the Asthma Foundation.