Friday, February 08, 2013
ACAAI Study, Teens, Anaphylaxis
From American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Most pediatric allergists expected that by age 12 to 14 years, their patients should begin to share responsibilities with adults for anaphylaxis recognition and epinephrine auto-injector use; however, they individualized the timing based on assessment of patient readiness factors."
Most allergist expect it, but how often does that happen? Have you started talking about emergency yet with your food allergic child? Want help starting that conversation? Contact me about a targeted food allergy coaching program all around talking about your anaphylaxis plan and "emergency" with your teen.