North Carolina has a stock epinephrine bill pending in its legislature:
HB 824 passed the House and was referred to the Senate Committee on Education.
The current 2-year North Carolina legislative session, which began January 9, 2013, will close on July 1, 2014. If the stock-epinephrine legislation is not passed it will carry over to the 2015 legislative session.
Mary Beth Glenn of Carolina Day School
Saira Sheikh, MD
Chapel Hill, NC
Jennifer Hall and Karla Hampton of Johnston County School District
Sanjay Khiani, MD, MBA, of Family Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Care
Maeve O’Connor, MD of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Relief of Charlotte
Cheryl Blake, BS, MS of Trinity School of Durham
Karen Lowe-Bumper, RN
Joseph Inglefield, III, MD and Sonal Lane of Hickory Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Jennifer Lindsay, RN, BSN, NCSN of Oakwood Elementary
Beth Kennedy of Westchester Country Day School
High Point, NC
Sample ACE Team Activity:
Ms. Glenn trained and distributed E3 bag tags and stickers to 18 students and 3 staff who are at-risk for anaphylaxis.
Ms. Cheryl Blake wrote a holiday and anaphylaxis article in the ParentNews (a school newspaper) which was disseminated to parents of more than 300 students.
Ms. Blake presented an ACE training “Saving Lives at School” during the SEAHC School Nurse Symposium in Wilmington, NC for 120 school staff.
Sanjay Khiani, MD, MBA, was interviewed by NBC News regarding the need for epinephrine auto-injectors in schools.
Dr. Khiani wrote a blog article for his practice website about food allergies’ impact on bullying.
Ms. Lowe-Bumper worked with district school nurses to distribute educational materials and the E3 bag tags and stickers to all at-risk elementary, middle, and high schools students.
Ms. Lindsey completed a group training to 45 employees at Oakwood Elementary School in Hickory, NC, as well as one-on-one trainings for teachers of students with life-threatening allergies.
Maeve O’Connor, MD, presented a webinar titled, “Latex Allergy and Cross-Reactivity” on behalf of ALAA and AANMA. Dr. O’Connor was interviewed for a follow up article titled, “Latex Allergy’s Link to Food” about this webinar in the spring edition of AANMA’s Allergy & Asthma Today magazine.
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