Anaphylaxis Rapid Review Clinic at Flinders Medical Centre
Anaphylaxis Rapid Review (ARR) Clinic provides rapid allergy assessment for people of all ages who have experienced anaphylaxis.
- documents events which may have triggered a severe reaction
- investigates possible causes
- provides Anaphylaxis Action Plan and adrenaline auto-injector (if medically indicated)
- educates people regarding the action plan, preventative measures and Epipen® use
Important information for new patients — A skin prick test (allergy test) may be required on your first visit. Antihistamines interfere with allergy testing - Please cease all antihistamines 3 days (5 days if on Zyrtec) prior to your consult. However, if you are using antihistamines as treatment, do not stop these medications; contact the allergy nurse if you have any queries.
Continue using intra-nasal corticosteroids (Rhinocort, Nasonex) and asthma medications if you need them for medical conditions.
PBS pharmacy costs will apply to prescriptions.
A named referral is required for the consultants who bulk bill private patients to Medicare:
Dr Tiffany Hughes
Dr Henning Johannsen
Immunology Nurse Practitioner
Ms Dianene Edwards
Important information for Emergency Departments (ED) and GPs
All adult and paediatric patients presenting to Noarlunga Hospital or Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) ED with anaphylaxis must be referred to this clinic.
Patients who have experienced anaphylaxis must be provided with an anaphylaxis action plan and adrenaline autoinjector device (eg EpiPen®) by the GP or prior to discharge from ED. GPs can phone the Allergy/Immunology registrar via the hospital switchboard to authorise an adrenaline autoinjector device. https://www.allergy.org.au/hp/anaphylaxis
Urgent referrals to the ARR are triaged on clinical need through the allergy unit at FMC and must comply with the SALHN outpatient referral management guidelines.
Visit SALHN specialist and outpatient clinics to access referral and management GP guidelines.
Referral forms and processes are outlined in the outpatient referral process section.
Location: Allergy Clinic Level 1, GP Plus Marion, 10 Milham Street, Oaklands Park
Telephone: (08) 8204 8953
Fax: (08) 8204 7483
Hours: Wednesday afternoons