Emmy winner Julie Bowen and Mylan Specialty L.P are all set to make the issue of increasing cases of anaphylaxis among school going children a hot national issue. The campaign, Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis intends to spread extensive knowledge about the seriousness of analphylaxis among children and parents. Also, the program aims at empowering schools to successfully manage an allergy safe environment. Ignorance of the problems that allergic reactions can cause is a dangerous thing. Bowen publically shared she had no idea about her son being allergic to walnuts and bee stings until the young kid suffered from a very serious allergic reaction. Thankfully, the situation was controlled, courtesy timely medical care. Bowen further stressed the importance of awareness and preparedness to help parents and teachers take care of school going students.
School children spend half a year worth of time in school. This means that there are severaltouch points of acquiring allergies. The only way to address this problem is to improve the knowledge of the same among children. This will help them in taking precautions and preventive measures, detecting symptoms and providing medical aid to affected people. In this direction, the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis ™ has opened an essay submission portal on www.Anaphylaxis101.com for students from across the country where they are being called upon to essay their suggestions on how their schools can be better prepared to prevent anaphylaxis and adequately provide care to students who unfortunately get affected. A panel of judges will pick the best fifteen entries, and they’ll stand to win a superb college scholarship of$2,000.
The ACEP stands for American College of Emergency Physicians and it is responsible for looking after all the factors related to the emergency physicians. Founded in the year 1968, the organization has its headquarters in Irving, Texas. The organization has some terms and conditions that a physician needs to follow in order to be a part of it. ACEP provides active membership to those physicians those fulfill any of the given criteria’s. A physician either must have completed an ACGME approved emergency medicine residency program or the physician must have an AOA approved emergency medicine residency completed. The physician can also be a member if he has been certified by any emergency medicine body that has been in turn approved by ACEP. If any physician has been practicing emergency medicines since or before the year 2000 may also apply for the same.
ACEP announces a new partnership with the emergency medicine organizations and the details can be found at http://www.multivu.com/players/English/50856-emergency-medicine-action-fund/DescriptionTitle . This new program aims to build a better and even more precise emergency medicine system in the United States. The name of the new venture has been decided as the Emergency Medicine Action Fund and it has had collections of $1.1 million till now and that speaks volumes of the new initiative. ACEP wants to better the emergency service in the United States and also work towards the welfare of the physicians who regulate as emergency physicians. The steps are being taken because of the rise in the number of emergency cases of late.