Code Ana's New Online Epinephrine Training Program, Parent's Edition
Learn how and when to use an epinephrine auto-injector.
FACT: The nation-wide incidence of food allergy continues to increase.1
FACT: Today, 8% of children – about 2 per classroom – have food allergy.2
FACT: 18% of children with food allergy have had a reaction at their schools.3
Bad outcomes occur when epinephrine is not administered in a timely fashion.
The Code Ana Program is a nationally-recognized program whose mission is to provide education to schools regarding medical issues – like Anaphylaxis – and empower schools to develop and implement their own school-based medical emergency response plans.
A critical component of medical emergency response preparation includes training all individuals, especially parents, on how and when to use an epinephrine auto-injector.
This course will teach you how to recognize and respond to anaphylaxis. Whether your kiddo, your grandchild, a child's friend, or another loved one has food allergy or other allergy placing them at risk for anaphylaxis, this course will teach you how to:
- Identify common causes of allergic reactions
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction – anaphylaxis
- Demonstrate how and when epinephrine should be administered including correct dosing and use of the auto-injector device
- What to do after administering epinephrine
You will also learn about how to store an epinephrine auto-injector as well as tips on finding devices that don't break the bank.
Quick recognition = prompt response = better outcomes.
Allow us here at Code Ana to teach you how to recognize and respond to an allergy emergency. In addition to learning this life-saving knowledge and skill, you'll be supporting this non-profit organization. All course fees go toward equipping schools for medical emergencies. So in addition to you learning, you're helping others learn about anaphylaxis and other medical emergencies, which helps other children be safer at school!
1. Jackson KD, Howie LD, Akinbami LJ. Trends in allergic conditions among children: United States, 1997-2011. NCHS Data Brief. 2013(121):18.
2. Gupta RS, Springston EE, Warrier MR, et al. The prevalence, severity, and distribution of childhood food allergy in the United States. Pediatrics 2011;128(1):e9-17.
3. Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Conover-Walker MK, Wood RA. Food-allergic reactions in schools and preschools. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(7):790-795.
Dr. Hoyt is an allergist and clinical immunologist. She is passionate about providing cutting-edge, personalized care to all her patients. When she is not in clinic, she is working with schools to help them be more prepared for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis.