ASCIA guidelines for prevention of food anaphylactic reactions in schools, preschools and child-care centres

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  • Note: In 2002 The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy established an Anaphylaxis Working Party to provide recommendations on issues relating to anaphylaxis. This working party has developed an action plan for anaphylaxis (2003), guidelines for EpiPen® prescription (2003) and most recently (June 2004) guidelines for prevention of food anaphylactic reactions in schools preschools and child-care centres.

 Professor Andrew Kemp, Department of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia. Fax: +61 2 9845 3421; email: andrewk5@chw.edu.au

Abstract

Abstract:  These guidelines have been developed by the anaphylaxis working party of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy to provide advice for minimizing the risk of food-induced anaphylaxis in schools, preschools and child-care centres. The guidelines outline four steps for the prevention of food anaphylactic reactions in children at risk and food policy measures specific to school age and preschool age children.

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