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The FARE National Food Allergy Conference will be held May 16-17, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA, gathering the country’s leading food allergy experts and members of the food allergy community together for a weekend of world-class programming. Register now!
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Sunday, May 17 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Stock Epinephrine: What Can YOU Do?

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Providing emergency epinephrine auto-injectors in school saves lives.  With the increasing number of students being diagnosed with severe food allergies and knowing that many of those individuals will have their first allergic reaction at school, it is imperative that schools are prepared to act.  Even though these children may have their own prescribed epinephrine auto-injector, there may be times it is not with them, so having emergency epinephrine in the health office provides an additional layer of safety for these students.

Additionally, we know that many, many individuals may have a undiagnosed food allergy and may be at risk for anaphylaxis. Their first ‘warning’ sign might be anaphylaxis.  Without emergency epinephrine, these individuals may die and 911 may not get there in time.  Getting a stock epinephrine program in your state is possible, even if you are just one person or one school nurse! 

Come hear how a state-wide stock epinephrine program was implemented this past January in California and what you can do if you want to get one started in your state.


Speakers
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Cathy Owens, RN

Cathy Owens is the Coordinator of Health Services and the Lead Credentialed School Nurse for Murrieta Valley Unified School District in California. Cathy has been a school nurse for 25 years, and has had a passion for food allergies and anaphylaxis ever since a young man nearly died in her health office from unknown anaphylaxis and she had to make the decision to give him someone else's epinephrine... Read More →


Sunday May 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Regency BC

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