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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:18 am 
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Tyler Cody Davis, 20, of Marietta died on Thursday after an apparent allergic reaction at the Kennesaw State University dining hall, the university said in a press release.

Davis was in his third year of school at KSU, where he was majoring in exercise and health science. According to a release sent out by the university on Monday afternoon, Davis ate at The Commons – Student Culinary Center on campus Thursday afternoon, and “subsequently departed the facility. The student later returned to The Commons in distress, and sought assistance in summoning emergency personnel.”

The Cobb County Fire Department was called at 4:48 p.m. for a possible allergic reaction, the release stated.



http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/15 ... eft_column

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:06 am 
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http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/ksu-studen ... 33780.html
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Susan Clark, Davis' aunt, told the AJC the university has not contacted the family regarding the incident.

Davis was allergic to milk, Nora Donnelly, a friend and classmate told the AJC. Davis and Donnelly attended school together from elementary to college, Donnelly said.

"The frustrating thing is that it could've been prevented," Donnelly said.


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"I have a food allergy and I know how tough it is," Towe said. "I wonder what kind of actions KSU is taking to prevent something like this from happening again. I've eaten at the Commons, and I know if I had a similar allergy, I would want to know."

Prime said the university should have let students know what happened before having to hear about it from local media.

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Oh, this is all so heartbreaking....my thoughts go to everyone hurting.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:12 am 
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Response from the university defending why they did not advise the student population of a campus death (they found out on the news):
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When tragedies occur, school leaders must determine on a case-by-case basis whether or not to alert the campus, Arlethia Perry-Johnson, university spokeswoman told the AJC.

"The decision was made that this was not an appropriate situation for emergency alert notification system to be employed," Perry-Johnson said. "It was a very tragic situation, but we felt it was a situation that was indigenous to that individual."


Indigenous to that individual? :frightened :verymad Is this because their allergen awareness program is so fabulous that there is no way at all that he may have inadvertenly consumed an allergen through cross contamination or poorly labelled products?

In the first news link it says the fire department came and performed CPR. Where was the ambulance?

We don't all of the information yet, however it is very sanctimonious of the university to assume they are without responsibility. That alone makes me wonder about their allergy awareness and anaphylaxis policies. :evil:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:14 am 
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http://www.wsbtv.com/news/29178487/detail.html

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The GBI said Davis had an EpiPen for allergies and tried to use it, but the needle bent and he was not able to inject the medicine in time.

This is just awful.....there are so many things that can go wrong...and sometimes it seems they all do.

I know this kind of thing has run through everyones mind here at one time or another....it certainly has mine. I guess that's why we have many epi pens and DD always carries two.

So sad. :cry:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:00 am 
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One can only speculate ... but I wonder how his Epi needle could have bent? Pretty rare.
Some people seem to think you have to swing it hard and jab the leg, which isn't so.

I find I still even pull out the trainer once or twice a year to remind myself of technique.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:09 am 
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Wondering the brand of his epi-pen or whether it had been damaged. Tragic. :cry:

Also wonder whether it would have made a difference if someone else had tried to administer it? When my daughter had her anaphylaxis, her hands were shaking and she would have had a difficult time self-administering.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:20 pm 
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I wondered this, too. :dungetit

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