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The Evaluation of a Food Allergy and Epinephrine Autoinjector Training Program for Personnel Who Care for Children in Schools and Community Settings.
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PMID:  24643758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
With the dramatic increase in the incidence of food allergies, nurses and other school personnel are likely to encounter a child with food allergies. The objectives of this study were to assess the effectiveness of in-person training on enhancing knowledge about food allergies and improving self-confidence in preventing, recognizing, and treating food allergy reactions and to collect information about prior training and participation in response to food allergy incidents. A total of 4,818 individuals at 247 schools and community sites participated in the training program, which was delivered by a licensed registered nurse. Written evaluations, online surveys, and phone interviews were used to measure the impact including content retention, confidence, and behavior changes. The results of this study show that in-person training can increase participant's knowledge about food allergies and improve self-confidence in preventing, recognizing, and treating allergic reactions and that these gains were sustained over time.
Ann Wahl; Hilary Stephens; Mark Ruffo; Amanda L Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1546-8364     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sch Nurs     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206498     Medline TA:  J Sch Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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