Tag: American Academy of Pediatrics

Shiv Mistry

What We Learned from the Shiv Mistry Inquest

We include some advice to help prevent similar tragedies from befalling others.
Kids in Classroom

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations Regarding School Preparedness for Medical...

Be sure to share the recommendations with your child's school administration.
Administering Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Anaphylaxis Management: EAACI Updates Guidelines Raising Epinephrine to First-Line Treatment

There's just no doubt: epinephrine is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis.
ARC Anaphylaxis Training

A Review of Online Anaphylaxis Training Offered by the American Red...

The best anaphylaxis readiness training is from the patient's doctor. For others, a training course provides an option.

Epinephrine Not Being Used Often Enough for Anaphylaxis in Children

Nearly a quarter of kids presenting at emergency department with anaphylaxis in study received
Ellen Raffell

Parents of 16-Year-Old Who Died of Anaphylaxis Establish “Ellen’s Gift of...

Ellen's Gift of Hope will support local children who face challenges in life due to health issues, special needs and disabilities.
Surprised Baby

Approximately A Third of Pediatricians Fully Follow Guidelines on Peanut Allergy...

"Barriers to implementation are important to address since pediatricians, beginning with the 4-6 month well-child visits, can have a vital role in the reduction of peanut allergy.”
Liquid in Dosing Cup

Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Symptoms Linked with Delay in Seeking...

A majority of families whose children were hospitalized for anaphylaxis turned first to antihistamines, which can’t prevent allergic reaction from becoming fatal.
Flu vaccine

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Flu Vaccine (and Egg...

A summary of their recommendations for children including those with egg allergy.
Summer Camp

Off to Camp with Food Allergies: Don't Forget the Emergency Action...

The plan provides specific instructions regarding how to identify the symptoms of a reaction and steps to follow.