There's a new format of FARE's FA action plan, or their "New Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan"http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=234
There are changes ... for example:
- for repetitive vomiting, now they recommend epi
- they changed obstructive swelling to significant swelling
- instead of saying "after a suspected or known ingestion", now the wording refers to a suspected reaction which I think is good in case it started with a contact exposure.
- they added an "other" category -
"Feeling something bad is about to happen, anxiety, confusion"
- they added some nose symptoms to the mild category
- Now they seem to include epi for mild symptoms if they come from more than one body area. Hmmm, this summer dd had a couple of hives and a mild,brief stomach ache ... 2 body areas? ... I'll have to ask our allergist about this at some point.
- Look at this - "Student should remain in ER for 4+ hours because symptoms may return." Excellent recommendation about staying at the ER
.... I'd prefer to see the word "patient" rather than "student" to encourage adults to carry a plan also. ETA student is good for school, but other wording might be better for outside school.
There are other changes also ... I just wanted to point out a few.