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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by GoingNuts on Yesterday at 02:23:36 PM »
That is so nice SC.   :thumbsup:
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by spacecanada on Yesterday at 02:15:23 PM »
I had a nice experience at my local pool on Friday.  There's a lifeguard I see often, and when I put my Auvi-Q on the floor by the first aid kit on deck, he came up to me, said he would move them to a place that is less likely to get wet (he clipped them to the first aid kit handle) and then when it was time to rotate lifeguard positions, he let the new lifeguard know about the Auvi-Q and who they were for (me).  Yay for attentive and nice lifeguards.
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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by ajasfolks2 on Yesterday at 10:46:33 AM »
There may be some help and verbiage you can use from here as you try to work with nurse:

https://www.nasn.org/nasn-resources/practice-topics/food-allergies
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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by ajasfolks2 on Yesterday at 10:42:17 AM »
It was published 2005, so really out of date now.

Does not appear a newer version.  Crud.

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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by ajasfolks2 on Yesterday at 10:40:42 AM »
Info about original book -- think was published 2008, so HOPEFULLY there is newer version.

Legal Issues in School Health Services
By Nadine C. Schwab, Mary H. Gelfman

Going to Amazon now to see what's there.

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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by ajasfolks2 on Yesterday at 10:36:37 AM »
My first response was also head explosion.  Then I wanted to bonk her on head with wand.   :bonking:

So wrong in so many ways, even if intentions were good.  And sounds like she's sensitive and defensive about your response.

I am reminded of nurse publication I used to list as resource.  It may have newer version now?

You're going to have to get her to THINK about all of this differently -- perhaps than she's been trained.

Off to find that book link.

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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by GoingNuts on Yesterday at 07:33:29 AM »
Is this done in other schools in your district? 

I guess I would start with the principal and then go up the chain if necessary. Your points are all valid and should be addressed!
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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by Kelley on Yesterday at 06:51:47 AM »
I am not thrilled at all about the class so it's good to see other perspective.

Here are my concerns that I outlined for the school:

* no prior knowledge of the class. No knowledge and no consent and I have no way to really know what was covered.

* It violates my sons right to medical privacy. Would they put all of the kids with HIV in a room together?

* They educated them about what to do when they have a reaction. It was a blanket action plan, one that is entirely different than what was prescribed to my child by his allergist.

My head honestly exploded when I first heard of this "class." I talked to the nurse and she was nothing but rude to me and just kept telling me she's been doing it for years and no one has ever complained before. Trying to figure out who else to talk to about it now.
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October 11, 2018
Contact
Consumers
 hello@foragerproject.com
Announcement
Forager Project is recalling three dates of Nuts and Vanilla Organic Plant Protein Shake because the product contains almond flour which is not declared on the label.
Item: Nuts & Vanilla 12 fl oz.
UPC:8 14558 02038 6
Dates involved:
EX: 12/7/18
EX: 12/21/18
EX: 1/4/19
Product with EX: 1/8/19 and later do not contain almond and are safe to consume.
This issue was identified by Forager Project. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to this time.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds have a risk of serious or life-threatening
allergic reaction if they consume this product.
If you have this product, we recommend that it be destroyed.
For additional information or to request replacement, contact us at hello@foragerproject.com at any time.  Please reference Nuts and Vanilla.
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October 9, 2018
Contact
Consumers
Consumer Relations
 1-800-726-6455
Announcement

Kemps of St. Paul, Minn., is voluntarily recalling Sweet Me Creamery Brookie Dough ice cream, individual pints and pint four-packs, because it may contain an undeclared peanut allergen. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled products were initially distributed by Kemps to retailers and retailer distribution centers in Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. The products may have been further distributed by retail customers to additional states. Consumers may have purchased this product through a wholesaler, retail grocery store, or convenience store.
The affected product is packaged in pint-sized cardboard containers and labeled as Sweet Me Creamery Brookie Dough ice cream. Best by dates for the affected products are: 12/4/2019, 12/5/2019, 12/13/2019, 2/15/2020, and 2/16/2020, which can be found on the bottom of the pint containers.
The recall was initiated following consumer reports of an allergic reaction after consuming the product. The facility has identified corrective actions that will prevent reoccurrence.
No other products produced by Kemps or under the Sweet Me Creamery brand are affected by this recall.
Consumers can return these products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information is advised to call the Consumer Relations line at 1-800-726-6455 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CST.
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