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Friday, April 13, 2007

Better Than A Peanut Ban

One school district recently began putting EpiPens in its schools to improve its emergency preparedness. I think this is better than banning peanuts as it benefits all allergic kids and not just the peanut kids. I also didn't know that 20% of kids with anaphylaxis have their first reaction at school ... that is downright scary as they kids would not even own an EpiPen!

"In addition to obtaining the medication, Hall offered training sessions to teach school staff how to respond to an anaphylactic emergency. Each school has several trained employees, in case the school nurse is not available."

This is highly responsible by the school district. The parents in Hall district should be very proud of their education leaders' proactive, pragmatic approach to managing anaphylaxis.