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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Teacher education about food allergies greatly increased their knowledge of causes, symptoms and treatment of allergic reactions, according to recent study findings published in Clinical Pediatrics.

“The greatest impact of this educational intervention was the improvement of the teachers’ knowledge of the appropriate treatment of a systemic allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) as the immediate use of epinephrine, from ~50-70% to greater than 94% of teachers understanding this fact,” Sweta S. Shah, MD, of Texas Children’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote.

The educational intervention study included schools and its teachers who were either in the intervention group or control group. Pre- and post-tests were used to assess teacher knowledge of food allergies.


http://www.healio.com/pediatrics/allerg ... -education

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:57 pm 
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It makes sense that education teachers would increase their knowledge. I have to wonder how many teachers simply get a lecture on how to give the auto injector. I hope this study will pave the way for som real teaching.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:33 pm 
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You said it, Susan.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:07 pm 
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In Manitoba we have annual training by the health nurse that includes a video on anaphylaxis and using the autoinjector trainers. It definitely does not go into enough detail, in my opinion, on the various ways that anaphylaxis may present.

It seems to be very different in schools that have a nurse too.

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