Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis & the 911 Lottery
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Picture the scene. You, or your child, are experiencing symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. You go to grab your auto-injector from your purse and it’s not there. After a moment of panic, your pull out your cell phone instead and call 911. The dispatchers reassure you an ambulance is on its way. Everything’s going to be OK. Right?
This webinar will take a look at some of the issues of epinephrine availability and administration by EMS providers, including the legislation, guidance documents, and some individual state initiatives. Results from a recent survey of almost 1,000 pre-hospital caregivers will also be presented. Finally, it will provide some tips to help you navigate the 911 lottery.
Judi Miller is a registered nurse, EMT and EMS educator. She is a co-author of the 2013 publication: “Customizing Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Emergency Medicine” and a tireless advocate for ensuring that all ambulances and emergency medicine personnel are authorized to carry and administer epinephrine.