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.
- Archived Webinars from Kids With Food Allergies
If you have any questions about how to manage food allergies in schools (practical tips on how to prevent allergic reactions), stocking epinephrine in schools, asthma and food allergy, anaphylaxis research and treatment, and much more, KFA has a library of videos from past webinars with expert guest speakers.
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available in the US
Dr. Nace's blog post summarizes the key facts and patient information pertaining to each of the currently available epinephrine auto-injectors.
Adrenaclick™ www.Adrenaclick.com is offering $100 off copay for insured patients; $300 off copay for cash paying patients.
Auvi-Q™ www.Auvi-Q.com is offering $100 off copay. Visit their site for details.
EpiPen® www.EpiPen.com is offering $100 off copay. Visit their site for details.
- Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States (NIAID/NIH)
The guidelines provide steps for parents and medical providers on how to manage and treat food allergies and severe allergic reactions.
- Severe Allergy / Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan Samples:
AAFA Sample Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan adapted from the NIAID/NIH Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating Food Allergies
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
- 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.
- EpiPen4Schools Program
Qualified schools can obtain up to four free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr auto-injectors.
- Take Steps to Prevent Allergic Reactions
Learn how to recognize symptoms and treat anaphylaxis. Free PDF download from Kids With Food Allergies.
- Self-Injectable Epinephrine for First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
Reference mentioned in the presentation on the recommended doses of epinephrine per weight.
Printable downloads, video training modules, blog and much more. Created by two allergists dedicated to food allergy education.
Research, advocacy and educational resources. AAFA is the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit for allergic diseases.
Educational resources, free webinars, videos, support, recipes and more. KFA is a division of AAFA.
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