Information for Schools
Education about anaphylaxis and asthma is of special interest to those who work with children in schools and recreational settings. They can help reduce exposure to allergens, recognize the signs of a reaction and make sure that appropriate treatment is promptly delivered. It is imperative that they have a good understanding of anaphylaxis and asthma since avoidance of triggers and a quick response in emergencies are crucial. Education of caregivers can make a world of difference, leading to an improved quality of life and a reduction in the number of preventable deaths.
by Dr. Robert Schellenberg, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C), Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UBC, Head of the Division of Allergy & Immunology at UBC and St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC
A checklist for students, parents, administrators and teachers.
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by Yvonne Rousseau, AAIA BC/Yukon Regional Coordinator
For most of us, this means returning to a normal life. We only have to prepare our clothes, dig up our notes and make sure we have all our supplies. Everything seems as it should be, ready for a successful first day in school or at the day care. [read more...]
Educator’s and caregiver’s resources on asthma and anaphylaxis. Here are your resources for a variety of back-to-school planning needs. They are vital resources you cannot do without. [read more...]
Carrying medications for allergy and asthma (puffers and auto-injectors) everywhere you go is an ongoing responsibility and THE most important safeguard but it can be a drag at times! [read more...]
by Gloria Shanks, AAIA Atlantic Regional Coordinator
Alberta School Board Association Anaphylaxis Policy Advisory and Allergy and Anaphylaxis Informational Response (AAIR)
The Alberta School Board Association recognized the need for a consistent approach to dealing with severe allergies (anaphylaxis) in the school setting. [read more...]
British Columbia school districts are required to develop and implement anaphylaxis policies that meet new, rigorous provincial standards... [read more...]
by Rebecca Bird, Pointe Claire, Quebec
by Kelly Prsa, Windsor, Ontario
by Nancy Berman, AAIA member, Montreal, Quebec
by Ken, Helena and Brandon Pope, AAIA members, Brampton, Ontario
by Elaine Pollard, AAIA member, St. Albert, Alberta
Tales of our first encounter with the New Brunswick school system.
by Richard Gauthier, former AAIA Board Member, Dieppe, New Brunswick
by Krista Wiebe, Winnipeg, Manitoba