Be sure to watch "The Doctors" show today, Wednesday, October 3, where they will be discussing emergencies, including food allergies and anaphylaxis. FAAN's LA Walk Chair, Yael Kozar and her daughter, Kylie, will be featured. Kylie will be sharing her point of view on food allergies including her experience having her first anaphylactic reaction.
In an Omaha, Nebraska elementary school, an entire special education staff has been fired after an alleged cover up. The staff was preparing a lesson about sandwiches, using peanut butter sandwiches, in a classroom which included a peanut allergic, non-verbal student. After the student had a reaction needing a call to 911, the staff threw away any evidence and claimed they did not know what had happened to the child. The staff was dismissed due to the cover up but the question for many remains is, why was an allergen even brought in the room in the first place? Why was an allergen, known to be deadly, exposed to a student with a known peanut allergy?
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Today, Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell, signed the epinephrine legislation. This new law will require public schools in Virginia to adopt and implement policies to stock non-student specific epinephrine auto-injectors and identify appropriate trained staff to administer the life saving medication. Last week, a $200,000 budget passed to support the purchase of epinephrin auto-injectors for Virginia public schools during the 2012-2013 school year.
About a month ago we found that the Blue Wiggles, Anthony Fields, has a son with food allergies. Mr. Fields and his wife had first hand experiences with his son's severe reactions. Now, The Wiggles has created a fun and upbeat son about allergies, "Awareness, Avoidance and Action"! We are happy to share the video and we hope this brings more awareness to anaphylaxis, a potentially deadly disability.
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