Food Allergy Safety Webinar

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Food Allergy Safety at School: A Webinar

Presented by: Fred E. Leickly, MD, MPHS, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children; Kathleen Silverman, Founder and President of the ELL Foundation; Tammy Studebaker, Director of Outreach and Education, ELL Foundation; Sally Schoessler, BSN, MSEd, RN, Interim Executive Director, National Association of School Nurses

If you don’t know how to prevent food allergy reactions at school, or how to respond to a severe reaction, this free webinar can help you be more proficient, and even save a child’s life. Leaders in food allergy prevention and treatment will share their valued expertise. The webinar is a collaborative effort between ASHA, the ELL Foundation, and the National Association of School Nurses.

At the end of the webinar, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the increase in diagnoses of food allergies and understand the signs and symptoms of food allergic reactions, including those termed as anaphylactic reactions
  • Understand the data supporting the need for food allergy safety training in schools across the country
  • Explain a school’s responsibility in accommodating the needs of food allergic students including those with food allergies, food intolerances, or risk of anaphylaxis
  • Complete a Risk Assessment Worksheet to identify the primary risk areas for food allergic students and outline the potential protocols necessary to minimize the risk of allergic reactions at school
  • Prepare school personnel with an Emergency Action Plan to respond to food allergy reactions including anaphylactic reactions (i.e. emergency steps, access to epinephrine, contacting emergency medical services, etc.)
  • Obtain supporting worksheets and tools to evaluate and implement potential guidelines to better protect food allergic and anaphylactic students

To view this webinar, click here.