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Free Webinar: How to Partner with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

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Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc,  will give you their expert insights about how you can partner with your child's school nurse for a safe school year managing food allergy.

This webinar will include a quick overview about food allergy prevention and preparedness, and then move on to the main presentation, where the the speakers will  discuss in detail:

1)  What you can do to ensure the school nurse has everything she needs to be prepared for your child at school;
2) What you can reasonably expect a school nurse to do to address the needs of students with food allergies;  and
3) What the school needs to do if there is no school nurse -- and how you can help.

Sally Schoessler,  MEd, BSN, RN, is Director of Nursing Education at the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).  She has been working with students at risk for anaphylaxis for over 20 years as a school nurse in both public and private schools at the elementary and secondary levels.  Before coming to NASN, she served as the Executive Director of the New York Statewide School Health Services Center where she helped author the state’s guidance on food allergy management.  She is passionate about caring for students with life-threatening allergies through prevention, planning and education. 


Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSC, is a pediatric allergist who serves on the Council on School Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics; serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Health, School Health Services, and serves on the National Board of FAME (Food Allergy Management and Education).  He is also content creator for a food allergy education resource to train school communities.

All speakers for Kids With Food Allergies  webinars are doing so without compensation. We appreciate their sharing their time, expertise and insights with us. All webinars presented by Kids With Food Allergies are recorded and archived, so if you cannot attend, please register anyway so we can email you a link to the video to watch at your convenience.

This FREE webinar is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Mylan.  


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Here is the link to the video and list of resources in case you missed the live event:

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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