Pediatricians have teamed with public health, public education, and emergency response experts to improve first aid treatment for school-aged children who develop anaphylaxis in South Australia.
"Child care and school staff need to be aware of the triggers for each child's anaphylaxis and have knowledge of the early signs and symptoms, and an appropriate first aid action plan needs to be in place," said Michael Gold, MD, a pediatric allergist at the Adelaide University Department of Pediatrics at Women's and Children's Hospital in North Adelaide.
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