Anaphylaxis: October 2006 Archives

Labor backs allergy training plan

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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.