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Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis Information from a Food Allergy aware family point of view. Video and audio podcast to help you along your food allergy journey. Whether you are brand new to food allergies or a seasoned veteran, if you suffer from or are a carer of someone with anaphylaxis, it's important to keep up with information about managing food allergies and the ongoing research to find a cure. This show contains stories from the trenches of daily life, and interviews with others in the food allergy community, from familes to experts.

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Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis Information from a Food Allergy aware family point of view. Video and audio podcast to help you along your food allergy journey. Whether you are brand new to food allergies or a seasoned veteran, if you suffer from or are a carer of someone with anaphylaxis, it's important to keep up with information about managing food allergies and the ongoing research to find a cure. This show contains stories from the trenches of daily life, and interviews with others in the food allergy community, from familes to experts.

    AS032 | Food Allergy Video – Interview with Kyle Dine

    AS032 | Food Allergy Video – Interview with Kyle Dine

    Episode #32 is a special edition with an interview with Kyle Dine. Kyle has been on the show before in Episode 29 back in 2011. Currently Kyle is running a KickStarter campaign to raise funds for a food allergy video to educate and raise awareness for primary school children about food allergies and anaphylaxis.

    You can support his project here - http://www.foodallergyvideo.com

    And his main website is here - http://www.kyledine.com

    Good luck Kyle and as a backer of your project myself I'm excited to see the finished product in 2015.

    Listen to the podcast here (press play below) or download the episode to take with you on the go (either directly or via iTunes)



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    Aaron

    • 19 min
    • video
    AS031 | How to use the Anapen

    AS031 | How to use the Anapen

    Episode #31 is about how to use the Anapen device.



    You can find out more information about the Anapen from this website

    http://www.analert.com.au/

    Thank you to Sabrina from Link Healthcare for sending me an Anapen trainer and Anapen information.

    Also I forgot to mention in the video not to touch the needle once the pen has been used. And to be very careful when putting the black needle cover over the needle. You should put the black cap on a fixed surface and put the used pen into the black cap keeping your fingers clear.

    Here is some notes about the study between Anapen and Epipen that I found here at Lincoln Medical

    One of the key areas of note at the recent EACCI congress in London, was the importance of training in the use of auto-injectors. We have highlighted 3 articles which highlight the importance of training for both professionals and members of the lay public - families and carers.

    "Expert training is considered important in giving families confidence and competence to treat their children with adrenaline. Non-expert prescribing continues to be erratic and is not often accompanied by training. Families given self-injectable adrenaline kits in Allergy Clinic or elsewhere carry them less regularly than advised even expertly trained families need regular review of self care skills in managing anaphylaxis".1.

    "There may be an important difference in the ability of untrained individuals to learn how to administer adrenaline using 2 different devices. This preliminary study suggests that undergraduate medical students may find it easier to use Anapen compared with Epipen for adrenaline administration. Failure to use the correct end of the Epipen was a common mistake.

    Further work is needed to investigate the effectiveness of adrenaline autoinjector training using different devices in a patient population." 2.

    "A large number of participants (42%) were unable to correctly demonstrate the procedure for self-administration of an auto-injector despite having studied the instructions on the device or a PIL IFU alone. This study highlights the imperative for clinicians to provide additional patient training to anyone prescribed an adrenaline auto-injector for the treatment of potentially life-threatening anaphylactic episodes." 3

    1. Family compliance with anaphylaxis management plan, Yanishevsky, Y; Hourihane, J, CUH, Paediatric Allergy Clinic, Cork, Ireland
    2. A study of adrenaline autoinjector training in undergraduate medical students, Boyle, R; Umasunthar, T; Warner, J, Imperial College London, Paediatrics, London, United Kingdom
    3. Adrenaline auto-injectors: How effective are written patient instructions when used alone in a simulated self-administration test?, Lombardelli, S, ALK-Abello, Berkshire, United Kingdom

     

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    AS030 | Food Allergy – Minimisation Policies or Not

    AS030 | Food Allergy – Minimisation Policies or Not

    This podcast about food allergy and anaphylaxis food minimisation policies at schools and institutions.

    Listen to the podcast here (press play below) or download the episode to take with you on the go (either directly or via iTunes)



    Leave a comment below with your thoughts on this subject.

    Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (link at the top of the page) or get on our mailing list using the form on the right. I’ll occasionally keep you up-to-date with all the allergy news from around the world and let you know when a new show is out.

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    Aaron

    • 15 min
    AS029 | Interview with Food Allergy Musician – Kyle Dine

    AS029 | Interview with Food Allergy Musician – Kyle Dine

    Time for another show, this time I interview Kyle Dine - Food Allergy Musician and advocate for Anaphylaxis education through music and entertainment.

    Listen to the interview here (press play below) or download the episode to take with you on the go.



    You can check out more info about Kyle here...

    http://www.kyledine.com
    http://www.allergytranslation.com
    http://www.whyriskit.org
    http://www.anaphylaxis.ca

    Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (link at the top of the page) or get on our mailing list using the form on the right. I’ll occasionally keep you up-to-date with all the allergy news from around the world and let you know when a new show is out.

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    Aaron

    • 22 min
    • video
    AS028 | iAllergens Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis App

    AS028 | iAllergens Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis App

    iAllergens is now officially released. It's been 3 months in the making and it's finally here.

    It's an application (app) for the iPhone, iTouch, iPad for those with food allergies and anaphylaxis. Watch the video for more info and check out the iAllergens page.

    So simple it just works.

    As I mentioned in the video, I'm offering 10 free copies of this app as a launch promotion. All you have to do is comment on this post and state what country you live in, and I'll send you out the iTunes promo code for a free copy of iAllergens. First in best dressed. I did say in the video 5 for the USA and 5 for the rest of the world.

    I'm also starting the app at just $2 USD in iTunes, but will be raising the price next month. Early bird catches the worm.

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    Try the downloadable MP4 version 28MB (should play fine on all machines).

    Good luck

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    Aaron

    AS027 | The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic

    AS027 | The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic

    I have another treat for you today, this episode is an interview with Heather Fraser author of the book "The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic".

    Now here is a book that I believe should be mandatory reading for anyone with food allergies. Don't wait like I did for over 10 years to ask the question, "Why does my child have food allergies?"

    Listen to the interview here (press play below) or download the episode to take with you on the go.



    Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (link at the top of the page) or get on our mailing list using the form on the right. I’ll ocassionally keep you up-to-date with all the allergy news from around the world and let you know a new show is out.

    You can purchase The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic via Amazon, and the website is www.peanutallergyepidemic.com

    Listen to the show then leave me a comment with your comments / story of vaccines and food allergies, just click the 'add your comment' link.

    I will be exploring this topic much further in future episodes.

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    Aaron

    • 59 min

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