Food Allergy Counseling

Food Allergy Counseling
Sloane Miller, Food Allergy Counselor (Picture © Noel Malcolm 2013)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Food Allergy Counseling: Kids With Food Allergies: Epinephrine Free Seminar

Our friends at Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) are hosting a free seminar about epinephrine with my colleague, allergist and food allergy dad, Dr Mike Pistiner.  Here’s more from a press release from KFA:

Everything You Want to Know About Epinephrine and More SIGN UP NOW

Angela Nace, PharmD, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, will answer your questions about epinephrine. Submit your questions in advance on the registration form. We're very excited to continue to bring physicians and experts to you in a free format that is easily accessible. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. We thank Mylan Specialty for sponsoring this event.

RSVP: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/170327023
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 7 pm Eastern | 4 pm Pacific
Where: Your computer or mobile device 

They will review what epinephrine is and how it is used to treat anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), the different brands of auto-injectors available and topics such as:   

-What body systems does epinephrine work on and what does it do to each of them? How does it work differently than antihistamines? 
-Is epinephrine dangerous? 
-Can the effectiveness of epinephrine wear off if used too much? 
-Why does it need to be kept at a certain temperature? 
-Does epinephrine not work sometimes? Why? 
- Is it okay if my baby/child weighs less than what is recommended on our dose?  Is it safe to give that dose? 

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