THE decision by the State Government to move anaphylactic shock training online has alarmed teachers and parents.
The management of severe allergic reactions in schools |deserves more funding, not less, as the incidence of allergic reactions continues to increase each year.
Without treatment from an EpiPen within four minutes, a child could die.
In the schoolyard, four minutes could easily be wasted by the time a student finds a teacher to alert them to another student’s distress, the teacher implements the school action plan and the child is located.
The Government should be allocating funding for more nurses in schools to conduct face-to-face anaphylactic|training.
Parents need to be able to leave their children at school and know they are safe if they have an allergic reaction.