Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)



Florida has an act in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.

An act relating to school emergencies

Congratulations!  Your state has passed stock-epinephrine laws or regulations that permit an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in a school. However, our job is not done yet. Each law or regulation must be implemented or put into action by a board or an agency.

The agency or board will then issue administrative rules, guidelines or best practices explaining in detail how it intends to put the law into effect and what a mother, father, caregiver, physician, pharmacist or school nurse must do to comply with the law. AANMA is an active resource in these states assisting administrators in a seamless rollout of the stock-epinephrine laws.


ACE Team:

Jonathan Malka, MD and Rebecca Sills of Pediatric Associates
Aventura and Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Ralph E. (Gene) Cash, Ph.D. of Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Shahid Randhawa, MD of Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Associates, PA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Dana Wallace, MD of Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Care
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Gary Kleiner, MD of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Antonio Bunker, MD of Southeastern Allergy & Asthma Specialists
Ocala, FL

Jose Arias, MD of Allergy Asthma Specialists
Orlando, FL

Nancy Carrera, RN, School Nurse at Hidden Oaks Elementary School
Orlando, FL

Elvin Mendez, MD of Mendez Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
Port Charlotte, FL

Mary-Margaret Richter, ARNP
Rockledge, FL

Sami Nallamshetty, MD, FACAAI, of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Wesley Chapel, FL

Sample ACE Team Activity:

Dr. Malka presented “Food Allergy Symptoms, Treatment and Testing” to 20 preschool teachers at Mary Help Catholic Church in Parkland, FL.

Ms. Carerra delivered an ACE training to her nursing staff, reviewing signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the importance of using auto-injectable epinephrine, and the rationale behind carrying two epinephrine auto-injectors everywhere, every day.

Dr. Gene Cash was interviewed for an article titled, “Food Allergy Bullying: How to protect your child from harassment” in the December/January 2013 edition of Living Without.

On June 25, 2013, Dr. Dana Wallace presented at the 2013 Annual European Academy on Allergy and Clinical Immunology about areas where greater consensus is needed in the field of anaphylaxis.

Ms. Richter developed a food allergy bus safety protocol for a local elementary school.  In addition she distributed the E3 materials received in her E3 starter kit to several local schools.

Dr. Nallamshetty co-authored an article titled, ” Thanksgiving Allergy Tips” and posted it on her practice’s website for patients to read.

Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?






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Anaphylaxis Community Experts is a national, award-winning education, advocacy and outreach partnership program developed and hosted by AANMA and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.




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