Navigation Links
First Aid Training for Allergies a Must for Teachers

Every teacher and childcare worker should be trained in how to handle severe allergic reactions, AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today.//

'The AMA is calling on all State and Territory Governments to introduce compulsory first aid training for people who work with children,' Dr Haikerwal said.

'This training should cover appropriate first aid for anaphylactic shock, including how to use auto-injecting devices to inject adrenalin and treat a severe allergic reaction.

'Teachers and carers need to know how to act when confronted with medical emergencies, particularly for children who suffer from conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and severe allergies.'

Governments also should introduce clear concise national recommendations outlining the best care for children with these conditions, Dr Haikerwal said.

'Each at-risk child should have an emergency plan, developed with their doctor and school or child-care centre, including guidelines for use of medication,” he said.

'Governments need to devise a way to authorise school and childcare staff to administer vital medication in case of a life-or-death emergency.

'And they must provide legal protection for staff members who need to take emergency action – a ‘Good Samaritan’ clause, if you will, protecting teachers who act in good faith.'

Dr Haikerwal said growing public awareness of these severe conditions is a good start, but to provide really effective protection for at-risk children, everyone needs to be better prepared.

'The people who are responsible for these children need to feel confident that should an emergency arise they will be able to manage it,' he said.
RM
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
2. Ajanta Launches Worlds First Once-A-Day Nimesulide Oral Formulation
3. First human clone is near
4. First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback
5. First head-to-head trials of once weekly Fosamax and Actonel therapies
6. WHO Declares Vietnam First Country to Control SARS
7. Russia Reports First SARS Case
8. Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades
9. First global SARS meet opens
10. Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound
11. Hyderabad To Have Asia’s First Catheter Making Uni
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, ... and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their ... to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a ... that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Guerbet announced today that it has been named ... . One of 12 suppliers to receive ... support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service ... to lower costs. ... outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: