The development of a half-day workshop regarding food allergy management for elementary school staff

Quennell, Shannon E. (2017) The development of a half-day workshop regarding food allergy management for elementary school staff. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background: Globally there is a growing incidence of food allergy that is predicted to continue to rise over the next 10 years, and the cause of this rise is unknown. Food allergy is life-threatening due to a significant risk of anaphylaxis, and it is a public health concern, especially for children. Purpose: The food allergy knowledge of school staff influences the prevention and management of school-based reactions. Ongoing education to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and to properly administer an EpiPen®, as well as consistent food allergy management education, ensure that school staff will be prepared. Methods: A systematic process was used for an integrated literature review and consultations with key stakeholders to develop the content and delivery of a half-day food allergy management workshop. Results: Concepts that emerged from the literature review and consultations were used to develop the workshop for elementary school staff. Morrison, Ross, Kalman, and Kemp’s (2013) Instructional Design Model and Knowles’s (1984) Adult Learning Theory were used as the theoretical foundation. The advanced nursing competencies: research, leadership, and consultation and collaboration were achieved. Conclusion: This practicum report provides an overview, the background and rationale, the review of literature, and key stakeholder consultations that guided the development of the workshop. This workshop will enhance the knowledge of school staff about food allergy management, as well as increase their confidence to recognize an anaphylactic reaction in one of their students and to properly administer an EpiPen®.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 12943
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: October 2017
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Food allergy in children -- Management; Elementary schools -- Employees -- Training of
Medical Subject Heading: Food Hypersensitivity -- therapy; Schools -- manpower; Teacher Training

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