Code Ana's Epinephrine Training Program, Parent's Edition

Learn how and when to use an epinephrine auto-injector.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Please let us know if there is something about the course you’d like us to work through with you - we’re delighted to do so! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase and have not completed the course, contact us within 10 days and we will give you a full refund. Because this is our certificate course, we are unable to provide a refund if you have already completed the course.
Why does this course cost money?
Code Ana is a non-profit program supported by The Teal Schoolhouse, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Every dollar spent on this course goes back into Code Ana to equip schools to be prepared for medical emergencies. THANK YOU for making this investment into your own education while helping to further your community's well-being and this organization. We welcome you into the Code Ana family!

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