Managing Student Food Allergies
Eleanor Garrow-Majka and Sally Schoessler RN, BSN, MSEd with host Amy Garcia
As most school nurses know, food allergies can be potentially fatal. The symptoms may be mild (rashes, hives, itching, swelling, etc.) or severe (trouble breathing, wheezing, loss of consciousness, etc.). Creating a safe environment for students with food allergies requires collaboration between the school nurse, parents, the child and other school staff. This segment provides a guide for creating an allergy management plan for your school.
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May 8, 2009 School Nurses Radio
Eleanor Garrow-Majka, Vice President of Education and Outreach at Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). Eleanor has a B.A. in healthcare administration from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. She has a son with food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, and asthma. Sally Schoessler RN, BSN, MSEd NASN Dir. Nursing Education Sally has been the Executive Director of the New York Statewide School Health Services Center since 2005 where she has provided technical support and professional development to school health professionals.
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