Anaphylaxis Pocket GuidePractice Parameters

Practice parameters, as developed by the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, are documents that establish boundaries for appropriate patient care. They acknowledge the range or variations that currently take place in the allergy community regarding management of allergic conditions and use of procedures to diagnose and treat these conditions. They attempt to promote consistency in practice while allowing for variable approaches based on individual patient differences using evidence from the medical literature to achieve good clinical practice. 

To view the practice parameters, please visit the Anaphylaxis Practice Parameters page or the Angioedema Practice Parameters page.

Curated Resources

Below is a list of selected resources for this topic area that the College has discovered and believes are relevant to our members. These resources are curated by the College but are not directly developed or administered by the College. For the learning activities developed by the college for this topic, please visit the Course Catalog.

Advances in Our Understanding of Anaphylaxis

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Classroom (recorded)World Allergy Organization (WAO) and Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA)20110.00$0.00 
A WAO-JSA Lecture 61st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Allergology 10 November 2011, Tokyo, Japan This lecture on anaphylaxis was a collaboration of the World Allergy Organization and the Japanese Society of Allergology. Slides are presented in English and Japanese.


Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) and the WAO Consensus Document

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Classroom (recorded)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20110.00$0.00 
After studying this material you will be able to: To produce an evidence based guideline for care of HAE patients throughout the world Develop a document that would be a reference for HCP; develop a document that could be used at the bedside Have a document that could be utilized in all countries Develop a guideline that would be approved by the global allergy community Develop a power point program for use by all members of the WAO Lastly, and most importantly, to improve care for the patients with Hereditary Angioedema and to improve access of therapies to all patients, in all countries around the world

WAO Conversations with Experts: Epinephrine

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Podcast (MP3, etc.)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20080.00$0.00MP3 Format, 3.25 MB
F. Estelle Simons, MD Children's Hospital of Winnipeg Winnepeg, Canada Conducted by: Bob Q. Lanier, MD

WAO Online Learning Module: Case Study of Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
E-LearningWorld Allergy Organization (WAO)20140.50$0.00Active until April 30, 2017
On completion of this interactive learning program, you will : 1) be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis; 2) be familiar with the differential diagnosis; 3) Learn the proper role of autoinjector epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis; 4) Be familiar with the types, workup, and treatment of "idiopathic anaphylaxis"

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