A&E Online Referral Criteria for Paediatric Allergy Clinic

CRITERIA FOR A&E ONLINE REFERRALS TO PAEDIATRIC ALLERGY CLINIC

All children or young persons 0-18 years who have EMERGENCY TREATMENT FOR SUSPECTED ANAPHYLAXIS OR A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION should be referred to the specialist Paediatric Allergy Service via the electronic online referral system located on Staffnet.

The specialist Paediatric Allergy Service will:

  • Provide a definitive diagnosis and identify the cause of an anaphylactic or severe allergic reaction.
  • Perform a risk assessment if a co-existing condition such as asthma and eczema are present.
  • Ensure that families receive the correct advice and a long-term management plan.
  • Ensure that families know which foods the child/young person can eat safely and do not embark on unnecessary dietary restrictions.

When discharging the patient:

  • Go to Staffnet and click on the box ‘Make an Online Referral’
  • Click ‘PAEDIATRIC ALLERGY TEAM’
  • Complete the online form
  • Press ‘Make a Referral’
Authors: Sara Nicholson, Paediatric Allergy Nurse Specialist and Dr Mwape Kabole, Consultant Paediatrician. NICE Quality Standard on ANAPHYLAXIS published 24. March 2016, NICE Clinical Guideline ‘Food Allergy in Children and Young People’ February 2011, Emergency Management of Anaphylactic Reactions Version 2 – December 2015