Life Threatening Allergies

  • Life Threatening Allergies Policy

    What Parents Need to Know

    Managing Life Threatening Allergies in Schools

    Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan 19-20

    Health Links:

    Allergy Home:

    Created by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc (pediatric allergist, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and father of a child with food allergies)- Provides food allergy education and awareness to schools and communities   

    Asthma and Allergy Foundation- NE Chapter:

    Local non profit organization that offers resources and educational support to the community to help in the management of allergies and asthma 

    Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE):

    National non profit organization that provides resources and education for individuals and families affected by food allergies

     

    School Nurses And Life Threatening Allergies Education:  The Bowman School Food Allergy Support Group was started in 2014 by Jean Claffey, RN, Bowman School Nurse.  An educational video about food allergy awareness was developed from excerpts of meetings during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. The video was shown to all kindergarten through Grade 2 students in June 2019 and was followed by a student-led question and answer session. A pre and post video questionnaire was administered and clearly demonstrated an increased awareness about food allergies. A similar presentation is planned for all Grade 3-5 students during the 2019-20 school year. To view the video, click on the link below:

    Video from Bowman Children learning about LTAs

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