Food Allergy Counseling: FARE How to Save a Life: Recognizing and Responding to Anaphylaxis
From FARE, a free and important resource: anaphylaxis training!
Where you have food allergy, insect venom or medication allergies or are a caregiver or loved one for someone that has/can have anaphylaxis, this FREE Fare anaphylaxis training might be for you. (Even if you know the information already, a refresher is always great!)
Below is the press release and the here is link to take the free training course.
In an anaphylactic emergency, seconds count. But it’s hard to act quickly if you can’t recognize the symptoms of a severe allergic reaction or don’t know how respond. As studies repeatedly show that anaphylaxis has become more common, it’s vital to teach food allergy parents, caregivers and members of the public how to identify and treat this life-threatening condition. FARE is addressing this need with the release of our interactive online anaphylaxis training course, Save a Life: Recognizing and Responding to Anaphylaxis. The 15-minute training video is available at no charge on the foodallergy.org website. At present, the interactive presentation is optimized for desktop and laptop computers only.
This training course builds on the food allergy community’s successful advocacy for laws expanding access to undesignated (stock) epinephrine that is prescribed to institutions or their representatives, rather than to individual patients. Most of these laws do not require K-12 schools, colleges and other entities to stock epinephrine, but do call for staff to be trained before stock epinephrine is acquired. No-cost training can help remove this barrier to stocking epinephrine and increase the benefit of recent laws.
Whether you’re learning about anaphylaxis treatment for the first time, or refreshing your knowledge of a familiar topic, we invite you to take the training course yourself and share the course with others. We hope you’ll never need to use anaphylaxis training, but if you do, you’ll be prepared to react quickly and with confidence.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org and find us on Twitter@FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.