Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis shock. A demonstration on the use of epinephrine. Staff will have the opportunity to practice using an auto-injector trainer (device used for training purposes) and are encouraged to practice with the auto-injector trainer throughout the year, especially if they have a child at risk in their class. Specific roles of administration in providing plan of administering medication to anaphylactic children. A review of procedures staff are to follow when a child is experiencing anaphylactic shock. Information/resources available to staff to ensure a safe environment for children Where a child has an anaphylactic allergy, child care centre staff, students and volunteers must be provided with training on the procedures to be followed in the event of a child having an anaphylactic reaction, including how to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and administer medication. Supervisor or designate will provide training to parents, students and volunteers as required. Name of Program_____________________________ Name of Staff (please print) Position Date of Review of Anaphylactic Policies & Procedures Signature of Staff (full signature for each review) Reviewed by (full signature for each review) 10
Appendix F Strategies to Avoid Allergens To date, avoidance of allergens is the only way to prevent an anaphylactic reaction. Although it can be difficult to achieve complete avoidance of an allergen, reducing the child’s exposure to the allergen is possible. Young children are at greatest risk of accidental exposure. The greatest risk of exposure to food allergens occurs in new situations or when normal daily routines are interrupted such as field trips, birthday parties and other special events. Precautions should be taken when changes in routines occur. It is highly recommended that a child with a life-threatening allergy wear a Medic Alert bracelet. The following strategies are some ways to reduce the risk of exposure to allergens. Strategies that are implemented will be relevant to the child’s allergen and the setting. Risk reduction strategies for food Implement an allergen-aware policy. This has been a proven strategy in reducing the risk of exposure to peanut products. Nut-aware rooms are recommended when there is a child with a peanut/nut allergy. Discourage children from trading and sharing food or eating utensils. Children with food allergies should not eat food that has been brought in by someone other than their parent/guardian. Encourage good hand washing with soap and water before and after eating. Clean surfaces with soap and water or a grease-cutting solution where food has been eaten. Care will be taken to clean all surfaces that the children might touch such as tabletops and under-hangs of tables and chairs.
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- pH, Food allergy, Allergy, Allergology, Allergen immunotherapy