Local S.A.F.E. Meetings
Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Dr. Karen Andrews: Anaphylaxis Basics and Summer Woes: Bee Stings and Oral Allergy Syndrome
Please join us on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 5:00 pm at the Boulder Medical Center – Broadway location (2750 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304). We will meet in the board room on the 3rd floor.
Karen Andrews, MD is Boulder Medical Center’s adult and pediatric Allergy and Immunology specialist. She is Board Certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and she is SAFE’s own Medical Advisor! Dr. Andrews will be speaking to us about anaphylaxis basics and providing us with essential tips on recognizing and treating anaphylaxis through practical hands-on scenarios. She will also discuss allergies to insect stings and Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) now that the pollen season is here!
Light refreshments and snacks will be served, plus we will be giving away one free Kyle Dine food allergy DVD for children ages 4-11!
**SUMMER PICNIC – Save the date for our annual family picnic on Saturday, July 22. We will have light food allergy-friendly snacks and beverages plus lots of great giveaways!
Allergy Awareness School Demonstrations
Joni Severson is a food allergy mom who has done Allergy Awareness demonstrations for classes at a local Boulder elementary school. The session consists of two stations: Allergy Awareness station and a Hand Washing station. At the Allergy Awareness station, they talk about types of allergies, severity of allergies, symptoms of a reaction, what children can do if their friend is having symptoms, and they talk about compassion and understanding. Then, they demonstrate the EpiPen trainers, and each child gets to practice with a trainer themselves. At the Hand Washing station, they use glow gel to represent germs and food residue. The children get to use antibacterial sanitizer, wipes, and hand washing to learn whether or not the germs/food residue comes off their hands using the different cleaning methods. At the end of the session, each child gets a PAL certificate. If you are interested in learning how to set up an Allergy Awareness demonstration for children at your local school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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