Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on November 18, 2013 featuring guest speaker Robert A. Wood, MD, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Wood reviewed the recent research study, Anaphylaxis in America, for parents and patients.
An attendee gave this review as the most valuable part of the webinar:
“The Q&A, and Dr. Wood's insightful answers to questions all parents with food-allergic kids probably ask themselves each day...”
The following is the video recording of the webinar and a list of resources to accompany the presentation.
Dr. Wood reviewed the key findings of the groundbreaking study, which provides the most current assessment of prevalence of anaphylaxis, as well as insights about how patients and the public think, feel and behave regarding this deadly condition. We thank Dr. Wood for joining us and sharing his expertise.
- Anaphylaxis in America: A Groundbreaking Study from AAFA
AAFA provides a link to the full text of the study (published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology); as well as reviews key findings of the research.
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors: Comparison, Explanation, Discounts
Information about the four available epinephrine auto-injectors in the U.S. Includes a chart comparison and discount information.
- Archived Webinars from Kids With Food Allergies
If you have any questions about anaphylaxis, asthma, stocking epinephrine in schools, how to work with your school nurse on food allergy plans, and much more, KFA has a library of videos from past webinars with expert guest speakers.
- CDC Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Care Centers
The guidelines provide practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and ECE program administrators and staff to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention
- 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
FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
- Take Steps to Prevent Allergic Reactions
Learn how to recognize symptoms and treat anaphylaxis. Free PDF download from Kids With Food Allergies.
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504 Plans and Interdisciplinary Healthcare plans (IHCPs) for Students with Food Allergies January, 2014
Registration will open in December.
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