Health, Disability and Aged Care

Food Allergens in Aged Care

This course is in the base subscription pack
Category
Health, Disability and Aged Care
Course Duration
0:40
Subject Matter Expert
Melissa Sinfield - RN BHSc (Nursing) (Hons 1st class) PhD MACN
Provider
Kineo
Countries
AU

This course has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of food allergies, and the procedures and strategies that ensure consumers are provided with food that is safe for them.

Target Audience

Food Allergens in Aged Care is a new online training course developed to provide learners working in residential and home-based care settings with all the knowledge and tools they need to ensure that consumers are provided with food that is safe for them.

Learning Outcomes

Food allergies and intolerances are among the fastest-growing chronic conditions, affecting approximately 1 in 5 Australians. Older people are at an increased risk of suffering from adverse or life-threatening effects from food allergies, as ageing immune systems, gastrointestinal changes, and cognitive decline make it more challenging to stay on top of safe food intake. 

It is crucial that aged care staff understand what a food allergy is, how to be safe with food, and the strategies for managing food allergies among consumers.   

Throughout the course, learners will discover:

  • what a food allergy is and how it affects the human body  
  • the differences between allergies and intolerances
  • what the most common allergens are
  • the food safety responsibilities relevant to their role
  • strategies for managing food allergies among consumers
  • how to avoid cross-contamination
  • recognising and responding to an allergic reaction, and
  • how to use an adrenaline autoinjector.


EpiPen, autoinjector, risk managment, food safety, intolerance, cross-contamination, reaction, anaphylaxis