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Saturday, June 21 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Food Allergies & School: A School Nurse's Perspective on how to Help Keep your Child Safe

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A presentation on the issues related to students attending school who have food allergies and how a parent can partner with their school to ensure their child's safety. Overview includes discussion on 'peanut free' issues, classroom safety, and availability of epinephrine and trained staff who can act to save a child's life.

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Cathy Owens, RN, M.Ed.

Cathy Owens, RN,M. Ed. has been a school nurse for 25 years-and has had a passion for food allergies and anaphylaxis ever since a young man nearly died in her health office from unknown anaphylaxis and she had to make the decision to give him someone else's epi pen.  Ms. Owens was instrumental in getting legislation passed in California so that schools could stock epinephrine for unknown cases of... Read More →

Saturday June 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rosemont B