Cover image for lecture: Recognising and Responding to Anaphylaxis

Lecture Overview

Could you confidently and rapidly recognise anaphylaxis? Anaphylactic reactions affect the entire body and have potentially life-threatening consequences. Due to its often unpredictable and rapid onset, a timely approach to responding is vital. Watch this session for a valuable refresher.


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Leanne Boase

Leanne Boase is a Nurse Practitioner with a background in critical care and paediatrics. She currently practices across three GP clinics in Melbourne. She has also built, owned, and operated her own GP practice and is now a director of the Prime Medical Property Group, developing and building properties in the health sector. Leanne also does business planning and is the author of "Medical Business Management", aimed at assisting health professionals to start their own businesses. Leanne is the current president and a fellow of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. She works as a casual academic. Her qualifications include a master of nursing (nurse practitioner) and a master of health science (education).




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Alice jackson
22 May 2019

This resource is beneficial as it outlines the importance of educating our patients on their anaphylaxis action plans and efficient use of their epi pens. It also helps in reviewing the common triggers and the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, as well as the management

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Bryney Mack
20 May 2019

Informative resource

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Wendy Ford
20 May 2019

Very easy to watch and understand and great revision of use of epipens.

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Sandie Murphy
20 May 2019

Great resource. Well delivered.

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Robyn M Bagster
14 May 2019


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Alison Gordon
09 May 2019

I found the education reinforced my prior knowledge. The concise tips on management of anaphylaxis were simple and easy to remember. And, 'the blue to the sky' was a simple tip to remember. Also, I learnt that the Epipen makes a loud cracking noise when administered which I had not been educated on previously.

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Anna Carter
03 May 2019

good resourse for update on educating epipen users.

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01 May 2019

8-21 per 100,00 have anaphylaxis Most common triggers food,medications,insect stings,other including exercise induced anaphylaxis,ideopathic anaphylaxis. s&S hives,rash,swelling of lips and eyes,vomiting or abdo pain,breathung difficulties,collapse,multisystem failure. Give the epipen early Adrenalin supine position im injection call an ambulance F/U Education,action plans,re education about the pen regularly

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Phillipa OBrien
29 Apr 2019

Informative and a good review of an area of nursing needed in an acute setting

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Deborah Sims
29 Apr 2019

I found this lecture to be easy to comprehend and the recognition and differences between allergy and anaphylaxis were made clear.