Do you know how to recognize the signs of an anaphylactic reaction and do you know what you would need to do to save your students' life? Do you know how to use an EpiPen? We will answer these questions, and more, during our workshop through discussion, demonstration and scenarios. There will be handouts provided as well.
With almost 15 years of teaching experience, I have worked with students' with life-threatening allergies over the years. In my early teaching career, I realized how little I knew about what to do if a student had an anaphylactic reaction. Around the same time, along came my nephew, who had a severe peanut allergy. In learning about what I could do for him, I also learned about helpful this life-saving information is for teachers.
With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have taught students with life-threatening allergies. I am also a mom of children with anaphylactic allergies. As I learned more about anaphylaxis, I also learned that teachers are not always provided with enough information or training to know what to do in a situation when a child needs an EpiPen. I became more passionate about passing on this knowledge as my oldest child was getting ready to start Kindergarten.