Emergency Response to Life-Threatening Asthma or Systemic Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)
Attack on Asthma Nebraska is partnering with the Nebraska Department of Education to provide education, training and medications for implementation of the protocol Emergency Response to Life-Threatening Asthma or Systemic Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis). The Nebraska State Board of Education mandated this protocol in a unanimous vote on May 2, 2003 for implementation by May of 2004. All accredited public schools, approved nonpublic schools and early childhood education programs established by schools boards or educational service units are required to train staff members as emergency responders. Through collaborative partnerships with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health professionals, school district administration and staff, parents, state/local agencies, and community health organizations, Attack on Asthma Nebraska will emphasize comprehensive asthma and allergy awareness, education and medical treatment. Nebraska’s 330,000 pre-K through 12th grade school children will be safe in the event of a life-threatening emergency. This initiative serves both the diagnosed and undiagnosed population to include staff members.