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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by GoingNuts on October 15, 2018, 03:58:32 PM »
PC, I never tried to hide it either, but that is the parent's, and student's choice.  And they should be consulted on their action plan. 

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Schools and Food Allergies / Re: School held mass "epipen class."
« Last post by PurpleCat on October 15, 2018, 03:41:37 PM »
Consider a different point of view, the more people that know about my DD's food allergies, the safer she will be.   

The more people that know about my DD's food allergies the better chance she could be helped by others during a reaction instead of people standing around wondering what the heck was wrong with her.

The more people that knew about my DD's food allergies the better supported she was as she slowly gained independence and became responsible for herself and it was possible for her to go anywhere, do whatever with her friends, sleepovers, etc.... without parents or parent involvement.

I did not want my DD's food allergies hidden.  No at school, not at dance school, not at her sports events, not anywhere.  And you know what was great?  Her fellow classmates, teammates, peers!  Better than their parents!  Compassionate, careful, questioning, cautious etc...  Many positive years in public school.

She is now in her second year of college.  She had anaphylaxis to a sugar cookie in the wee hours of a morning last fall.  Her roommate gave her the Auvi Q and called 911.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by PurpleCat on October 15, 2018, 03:29:09 PM »
I love to hear positive nice stories!  There are good people out there!
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by GoingNuts on October 14, 2018, 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 October 14, 2018, 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 October 14, 2018, 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 October 14, 2018, 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 October 14, 2018, 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 October 14, 2018, 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 October 14, 2018, 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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