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.
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
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