Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus reviewed the signs and symptoms of asthma and food allergy, the risks associated when a patient has both diseases, and how to determine if symptoms are asthma or anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction).
An attendee gave this review of our asthma webinar:
"Learning that epinephrine will help with asthma/lung function during anaphylaxis was very helpful to know. A very big THANK YOU for all that you do at KFA and for offering these informative, life-saving webinars."
The following is the video recording of the webinar and a list of resources to accompany the presentation.
Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness and is much more prevalent in allergic children, including those with food allergies. The presenting signs and symptoms, triggers, and treatment of asthma will all be reviewed. The specific association of asthma in regards to food allergy reactions and management will be highlighted as well.
- Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
NAEPP EPR-3 2007 Asthma Guidelines from the National Institutes of Health: This is the first reference listed by Dr. Stukus in the presentation.
- Fillable Asthma Action Treatment Plan and En Español
Color or black and white, adults or students, English or Spanish online form to print.
- Asthma Action Plan from AAFA
AAFA's asthma action plan to be filled out by your physician.
Child Care Asthma Emergency Action Plan
Student/School Asthma Emergency Action Plan
- Asthma Overview from AAFA and En Español
Covers what is asthma, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Multimedia, glossary and more. More from AAFA:
Allergic Asthma Triggers
- Symptoms of Asthma (Nationwide Children's)
Video with Dr. Stukus explains cough, wheeze, chest retractions.
- Early Warning Signs of Asthma (National Jewish Health)
Early warning signs are experienced before the start of an asthma episode. By recognizing these clues that occur before actual asthma symptoms, early treatment can be started.
- How to Use an Inhaler with Spacer
Video from Nationwide Children's.
- Teach Kids About Their Asthma: Asthma Wizard from National Jewish Health
Online interactive "game" to learn about asthma.
- School Nurses and Asthma Educators: Success of the Asthma Management and Education Online Program
Learn more about asthma and earn seven free continuing education credits.
- 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.
- Flu Vaccine Updates
Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot (ACAAI)
Egg Allergy No Longer a Contraindication for Flu Shot (KFA)
- National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute | National Institutes of Health)
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
- American Lung Association (ALA)
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)
- Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. (AANMA)
- American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI)
- American College of Chest Physicians
- American Thoracic Society
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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