Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They presented information about epinephrine auto-injectors (available in the US), how epinephrine treats anaphylaxis, and other key facts about the drug. Additionally, they answered questions from the audience concerning temperature, antihistamines, accidental injections and more.
An attendee gave this review as the most valuable part of the webinar:
“This webinar was fantastic. It was a great refresher on epinephrine! It boost my confidence because of the ability to participate from home by answering the true and false questions. I believe I got them all correct. The most valuable thing about this webinar was the way it was presented. Here's a question, here's the answer...next. Very to the point.”
The following is the video recording of the webinar and a list of resources to accompany the presentation.
We thank Dr. Mike and Dr. Angela for volunteering their time and lending us their expertise on the topic of epinephrine and anaphylaxis. We also thank Mylan Specialty for sponsoring this educational program. Below you will find a list of resources related to this presentation.
Epinephrine Resource School Nurse Program Find the ERSN in your state if your school needs assistance in epinephrine or food allergy training for staff. The National Association of School Nurses offers a "Get Trained" program to teach school staff how to respond to allergic emergencies, and will answer questions and provide support.
AllergyHome.org Printable downloads, video training modules, blog and much more. Created by two allergists dedicated to food allergy education.
AAFA.org Research, advocacy and educational resources. AAFA is the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit for allergic diseases.
KidsWithFoodAllergies.org Educational resources, free webinars, videos, support, recipes and more. KFA is a division of AAFA.
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