Kathleen McDarby, RN, MPH and program manager of the Food Allergy Management and Education toolkit shares the toolkit and how to use it to protect students with food allergies at your school. She is joined by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, a board advisor to FAME, co-creator of AllergyHome.org, and co-chair of the medical advisory team for Kids With Food Allergies.
Included below are all of the resource materials referenced in the video and additional materials to answer questions received during the meeting.
Download and print the free manual from St. Louis Children's. This includes all of the forms and educational material presented in the video above.
These tools and resources are designed to assist school nurses or their designees in school wide food allergy education and in the implementation of the new CDC Food Allergy Guidelines.
CDC Guidelines for Schools and Early Education Centers
The CDC created guidelines for schools and early childhood education programs to help them manage the risk of food allergies and severe allergic reactions in children.
Daycare / Babysitter Drop-Off Form
For kids who are school-age, most doctors or school districts have their own emergency action plan forms that will need to be filled out by your physician. For kids who are younger, feel free to use KFA’s Drop-Off Form.
Archived Webinars from Kids With Food Allergies
If you have any questions about managing food allergies and asthma in schools, stocking epinephrine in schools, asthma and food allergy, anaphylaxis research and treatment, partnering with your school nurse and much more, KFA has a library of videos from past webinars with expert guest speakers.
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in the U.S.
Get discount information and links to training videos.
Stock Epinephrine State Laws
Use the interactive map to find out whether your state has passed stock epinephrine legislation and take action if your state has pending legislation.
Each eligible school can receive up to four free EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® auto-injectors.
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.
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
Take Steps to Prevent Allergic Reactions
Learn how to recognize symptoms and treat anaphylaxis. Free PDF download from Kids With Food Allergies.
Handwashing/Cleaning Study (PDF)
This is the referenced study regarding hand sanitizers, soap, and cleaning products and their efficiency at removing peanut allergen.
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.
Educational materials about food allergies and related allergic diseases.
UPCOMING WEBINAR - SAVE THE DATE
How You Can Advocate and Get Laws Passed to Protect Those with Food Allergy and Asthma
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