A break through in regards to Anaphylaxis? possibly October 2017??!!
We could have some good news here…… Very similar to Schools being able to now have a generic inhaler for Asthma sufferers! A change to current legislation will allow schools to hold a spare adrenaline injector for use in case of emergencies with Anaphylaxis. This is progressing well and the change is to come into effect in October of this year (2017)
This could potentially save lives of those having a first time attack, where in the past only treatment minus the Auto injector were advised!
NDA had hoped it would be sooner but some Government clearance meant things have been delayed slightly. However this is brilliant progress and we hope will save lives!
“Supply of adrenaline auto-injectors to schools for emergency use in the event of one of the pupils having an anaphylactic reaction
The Commission considered and discussed a paper on the use of Adrenaline Autoinjectors in schools. Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (AAI) are self-injecting devices developed as a first-aid measure for the treatment of anaphylaxis. They can be administered by patients or parents, carers and teachers who are not healthcare professionals. Following an extensive discussion: The Commission recommended a change to the legislation to allow schools to hold one or more adrenaline auto-injector devices in order to administer adrenaline to a child known to have a severe allergy and who has been prescribed an AAI, in the event of that child suffering an anaphylactic attack. The Commission recommended that appropriate guidance and protocols must be developed to support this change in legislation. The Commission recommended that the details of the guidance and protocols should be developed by the Department of Health in conjunction with local providers/commissioning groups. The Commission also commented that MAHs of AAIs should be encouraged to standardise the colour coding for the needle end of devices to minimise the risk of needle-stick injury to the person administering the AAI.”
We always teach BLUE TO THE SKY…. ORANGE TO THE THIGH!!!
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