Anaphylaxis: October 2006 Archives

Labor backs allergy training plan


LIFE saving allergy training would be mandatory for teachers and childcare workers if Labor wins next month's Victorian election.

Premier Steve Bracks today announced the Government would spend $2.1 million over five years to train childcare workers and teachers how to treat children with life-threatening anaphylaxis - a severe allergic reaction.

The package would include training to reduce the risk of exposure to anaphylactic triggers - such as peanuts and shellfish - and how to administer a life-saving shot of adrenaline through an Epi-pen.