Growing Awareness of Anaphylaxis - A Severe, Potentially Life-threatening Allergic Reaction
Anaphylaxis Awareness has increased over the years due to the efforts of families directly affected by anaphylaxis, concerned parents and teachers, medical professionals, and lawmakers. One such group out of Australia produced this video, Anaphylaxis and Allergy Awareness | 100Faces Campaign, that paints a very real picture of children who suffer from severe life-threatening allergies. A greater understanding will allow our communities to be more vigilant in preventing unnecessary exposure, and recognize signs of an attack more quickly in order to give the victim the best chance for survival.
Laws Changing to Allow Emergency Access to Epinephrine Auto-injectors*
New state laws are making emergency epinephrine auto-injectors more accessible in public and private places where children (and others) are likely to have a higher incidence of exposure to common food and environmental allergens, such as schools and restaurants (and even Disney Parks). Many children and adults do not know they are severely allergic until they become exposed and have a life-threatening allergic reaction. People can suddenly have a severe reaction to an allergen that has never before caused a problem for them. In these cases, where the victim does not already have their own prescribed epinephrine auto-injector, accessible emergency epinephrine supplies can save a life! New Allergy Emergency Kit cabinets store and promote emergency access to epinephrine auto-injectors for schools and businesses.
*2015 Florida Statutes -(381.885) - Epinephrine Auto-injectors, Emergency Administration
*2015 Florida Statutes–(1002.20, (3), i, 2.) - Epinephrine Use and Supply
Emergency Epinephrine Access Program for Schools
Life Safety Solutions is pleased to offer our Schools - Emergency Epinephrine Access Management Program. Services include Emergency Allergy Treatment Training, Medical Direction, and assistance in applying for and delivery of the FREE epinephrine auto-injectors through the EpiPen4Schools program (to qualifying schools). Additionally, we order and deliver the Allergy Emergency Kit cabinets and signage and install the auto-injectors and instruction cards in the cabinets. We track all EpiPen auto-injector assigned locations and expirations and facilitate restocking due to use or expiration.
Emergency Allergy Kit Wall Cabinets
These cabinets provide a secure way to store epinephrine auto-injectors in a locked cabinet, while still making it available when needed for emergency access without a key. School safety managers and school nurses are expressing interest and are placing orders. To learn more about this product, please visit Allergy Emergency Kit cabinets.
Life Safety Solutions is a Florida Department of Health approved provider of Emergency Allergy Treatment Training. Life Safety Solutions also provides CPR training, defibrillators, AED program management, risk mitigation, and other life safety products and services.
- Always call 911 when an epinephrine auto-injector has been used on a victim, or when the victim is having a severe allergic reaction or becomes unconscious.
- Epinephrine auto-injectors are NOT included with Allergy Emergency Kit cabinet.