JHCCB-E-6: Strategies in Prevention and Management of Anaphylaxis in the School Setting

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Allergy Asthma Information Association (AAIA)

AAIA has developed an Anaphylaxis Reference Kit that provides both parents and schools with information about managing anaphylaxis. The package includes overheads and a suggested script for presentations to interested groups.

AAIA also publishes information materials and a regular newsletter.

AAIA (National Office)

30 Eglington Avenue West, Suite 750

Mississauga, ON L5R 3E7                  

Telephone: (905) 712-2242

TOLL FREE: 1-800-611-7011

In addition to its national office, AAIA has a provincial office which can be reached at (604) 731-9884.

Food Allergy Network

The Food Allergy Network has developed an education package and video on children and food allergies. It also has an extensive list of publications.

The Food Allergy Network

4744 Holly Avenue                                      

Fairfax, VA 22030-5647                             


Telephone: (703) 691-3179


Canadian Medic-Alert Foundation

250 Ferrand Drive, Suite 301                     

Don Mills, ON M3C 2T9  

Telephone: (416) 696-0267                           

TOLL FREE: 1-800-668-1507

A search of the Internet under “Anaphylaxis” yields many interesting articles, updates on research, and access to on-line support groups. Any information so obtained should be verified.         

“Anaphylaxis” by Susan Daglish, B.A.  AAIA Info letter.

Anaphylaxis in Schools and Other Child Care Settings, by Drs. Milton Gold, Gordon Sussman, Michael Loubser, and Karen Binkley.  Published jointly by The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The Ontario Allergy Society, and The Allergy, Asthma Information Association, 1995.

The Canadian Allergy and Asthma Handbook by Dr. Barry Zimmerman, Dr. Milton Gold, Dr. Sasson Lavi, Dr. Stephen Feanny.  Random House/Lorraine Greey, 1991.

“Fatal Anaphylactic Reactions to Food in Children.”  Position Statement, Allergy Section, Canadian Pediatric Society, Canadian Medical Association Journal, 1994.

“Fatal and Near Fatal Anaphylactic Reactions to Food in Children and Adolescents” by Hugh A. Sampson, M.D., Louise Mendelson, M.D., James P. Rosen, M.D. New England Journal of Medicine, 06 August 1992.

“Medication of Pupils and Related Issues” by William F. Foster, 1995.

“Surviving Anaphylaxis” by Dr. Karen Binkley.  Ontario Medicine, 05 October 1992.

“Foods That Can Kill” by Sidney Katz.  Reader’s Digest, September 1991.

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