Severe Allergic Reactions in Schools

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A new survey conducted by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) found that 72% of school nurses have students with a known history of allergies or prior use of epinephrine whose parents have not provided the school with auto-injectable epinephrine. Also known as adrenaline, epinephrine is the first-line standard of care for treating anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be caused by nuts, insect bites or stings and other allergens.1,2,3 Eight out of ten school nurses (82%) surveyed have also seen increased numbers of children at risk for anaphylaxis in the past few years. To view Multimedia News Release go to, http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/NASNbacktoschoolsurvey/34387/

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