Online Anaphylaxis Education - Coming Soon
Anaphylaxis Canada is raising funds to deliver free online food allergy and anaphylaxis education to Canadians. Our new online course will provide 24/7 access to important information about preventing, recognizing and managing anaphylaxis, the most serious type of allergic reaction. Available in English and French, the course can help prepare people for allergic emergencies in their communities.
The new online courses will help prevent anaphylactic reactions and deaths, and improve quality of life forchildren and adults with life- threatening allergies and their families. It will also significantly increase the number of Canadians who can help prevent and respond effectively to an allergic emergency.
Anytime, Anyplace Learning
The online courses will be provided in a format which allows for self-paced learning and supports different learning styles. Courseinformation will be presented in plain language for better understanding and the easy-to-use tutorials will help to increase one’s knowledge, skills and confidence. Printable certificates of completion will be offered at the end of each course. Individuals can also revisit selected course sectionsat their convenie
Anaphylaxis Canada will be drawing upon the success of past collaborations with the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and software development company Leap Learning Technologies on the launch of an online course whichreceived two national training awards. The content of the new courses will be medically reviewed and based on the Canadian consensus document, Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings.
Online learning has the potential for reaching a greater number of people in more efficient and effective ways. Ongoing anaphylaxis education can help to improve the quality of life for at-risk children and their families, reduce the number of emergency department visits,and increase the number of Canadians who can help prevent and respond to emergency situations.
The Campaign for the Online Anaphylaxis Education Course supports our mission to inform, support, educate and advocate for the needs of individuals and families living with anaphylaxis across the country. This initiative aligns well with other in-person educational programs offered by our organization to increase awareness, understanding and community support of a growing public health concern. Most importantly, it removes the barrier of cost and makes anaphylaxis education accessible to all Canadians for free, at the click of a mouse.
Training for the Food Industry
On a limited basis, Anaphylaxis Canada offers education, training and consultancy services for food manufacturers and foodservice companies. These are delivered by Marilyn Allen, a consultant to Anaphylaxis Canada who brings more than 15 years of experience in the food industry. Marilyn holds an Advanced Food Safety Trainers Certification and has completed the Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP) Pre-requisite from Guelph Food Technology Centre. She also has the ServSafe Certification.
Anaphylaxis Canada, in collaboration with TrainCan, Inc., has developed the Food Allergen Management Training Program to educate foodservice managers and front line staff on how to prepare and serve food that is safe for a growing number of diners who have food allergies and intolerances.
The program covers the basics of food allergy and anaphylaxis (what it is, signs and symptoms, and emergency plan) and teaches managers the principles necessary to develop allergen risk management procedures that are specific to their own company's environment. These include ways to identify and manage risk and how to avoid cross-contamination through proper storage, handling, cooking, and serving practices.
Download the Food Allergen Management Training Program flyer.
With food allergies on the rise, manufacturers are faced with the ongoing challenge of preparing food that is safe for allergic consumers. This involves making pre-packaged foods that do not contain common allergens and labelling properly to alert consumers that a product contains or "may contain" an allergenic food. Our services for food companies range from general awareness sessions for production and packaging employees to consultation sessions for management.
For more information on training for foodservice companies and food manufacturers, contact:
Marilyn Allen, Consultant to Anaphylaxis Canada
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Health Care Professionals (groups)
Anaphylaxis Canada provides training to healthcare professionals who are interested in offering educational services within their own organizations and communities.
We engage our learners by providing many hands-on opportunities to use presentation materials and auto-injector devices and review case studies that are relevant for their situations.
This half-day session is appropriate for healthcare professionals, such as nurses, certified asthma educators, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and those who are responsible for health and safety in their workplace and schools.
To arrange for training for you and your colleagues or to learn whether there is an upcoming public session in your area, please contact:
Laura Bantock, Director, Western Region
1-877-322-9378 or 250-314-4814
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