Auvi-Q: The Severe Allergy & Anaphylaxis Playbook
Auvi-Q has a new free, downloadable for food allergy patients called: "The Severe Allergy & Anaphylaxis Playbook". It includes topics like living with anaphylaxis, heading off to school, traveling and dining out. It also includes a sample of an anaphylaxis action plan. (The Auvi-Q anaphylaxis action plan still needs some tweaking to my eyes as I have written here.)
The suggestions will be familiar to any of you who have read this blog, my book, Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies (Wiley, 2011) or have had food allergies a long time. The Auvi-Q tips are easily digestible and generally speaking, based on common sense and best practices.
Why I like free downloadables like this one from Auvi-Q (and this one from EpiPen and this one from Allergyhome.org and Anaphylaxis Canada) is because they can do three things: 1) they can start a conversation with your loved ones and medical providers about how to live well whilst managing food allergies; 2) they can to help those around you understand that your food allergic needs are real and serious; and 3) they can help those around you learn how to support you.
As always, consult your board certified medical professional about understanding your medical diagnosis, managing real risk, living in the world and your anaphylaxis action plan.
If you want a guide and more support around these topic, contact me for a food allergy counseling program tailored to your needs to get you on track.