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 Post subject: Yay! They get it!!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:28 am 
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Location: Winnipeg, MB, canada
I just had an interview with a set design company. The intreview went great, and when it came to the 'if i had any questions for them' time, I asked them if they worked near any food, and explained my anaphylaxis . My interviewer did not know what anaphylaxis was, so i explained it to her. She was very interested, and assured me it was a safe place for me to work! She then hired me right then and there! She asked her secretary to come in and make a date where i can explain what anaphylaxis is and what to do in case of a reaction BEFORE I start my first shift!!! She also went on to say, that before i work with anyone new, that she will make sure i train them and that EVERYONE will know! And also made it clear that she will make sure the venue is safe for when we go into set up!

Yay!! I am soo excited :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:48 pm 
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that's awsome!!!! congrats! sounds like a great work environment already

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allergies - penicillin, benadryl, dust mites, enviornmental & chemical
conditions - dermatographism, eczema, well contorolled asthma
dietary - lactose intollerant, vegatarian


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:32 pm 
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Wow! I'm impressed with their openmindedness.

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12 year old - asthmatic, allergic to tree pollen and mold, OAS
Husband - Allergic to amoxycillin
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:05 pm 
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Congrats on the new job! It sounds like you'll be working with wonderful people!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:56 pm 
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Thanks!

I am soo happy! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:12 pm 
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Location: Georgia
So happy for you! Isn't it nice when they "get it"?

Cheers,
Daisy

Do you have an Epi trainer?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:43 pm 
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Daisy,

It makes it SOOO much easier when they do get it! Also, when they are intrested in it. I do carry an epi pen trainer! lol i actually carry it with me. It has come in handy MANY times!! Not only do I train them with the trainer, but I also carry a CPR mask (one of the big ones), so I teach them how to use that aswell.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:54 pm 
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Funny you should mention the CPR mask...I just attended a CPR class last week. (Have to have it to be a Girl Scout asst leader. The First Aid class is next week.) The trainer was an ICU nurse for 30 years. She was a hoot! :lol:

I arrived early because I wanted to ask to use the dummy first, as I didn't want to chance a reaction from what someone else might have had for dinner (7pm class). It turns out, we each had our own! Big sigh of relief! :D

I told the instructor I have anaphylactic allergies, and asked her if she would be doing the Epi instruction next week at First Aid. She pulled the Epi trainer out of her bag. Good nurse! We discussed that with the rise in food allergies, the Epi training might be one of the most likely tools for a Girl Scout leader to have to use.

She has the pocket CPR masks available. I'm getting one for our Troop's first aid kit, and one for myself.

Good evening,
Daisy


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:11 pm 
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That is awesome to hear that you got your CPR! VERY IMPORTANT. I have been going every year for the last 12 years. I'm so glad you guys each had your own CPR dummy. And very glad to hear she has the epi trainer! My last class still used a marker for demonstrations.. I mentioned the epi trainer, hope they did get a few. I am also glad to hear you will be buying a pocket CPR mask. I also have one on my keychain, but I like my big one better. Would be the safest for me and others to use. One time i needed artifical respirations due to an anaphylactic reaction, they used nothing, but thank god the person who gave me mouth to mouth was a vegitarian.
Right after that happened I got the big CPR mask, and started showing everyone how to use that, along with the epi trainer.

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