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Management of allergic disease for schools

The Children’s Allergy Service at GSTT will be providing a new education session for primary and secondary schools.  Those attending the session will gain an understanding of allergic disease, in particular how this may affect the child when they are at school and how they can manage allergic reactions.  Through practical “hands on” sessions those attending will learn how to administer lifesaving treatment, such as asthma inhalers and adrenaline auto injector devices.

The training will allow one or two staff members per school to attend any one of the three sessions being offered during the school year. 


The next session will take place on: 14th June 2017 from 15:00-17:00

At: The South Wing Committee Room, St. Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7EH

A maximum of 25 staff will attend each session

The provisional timetable is outlined below.

Time: 15:00

Title: Allergic disease

Outcome:  Basic introduction to asthma, eczema, hay fever and food allergy.   What is the most common treatment for these illnesses, what treatment might the child need at school.

Time: 16:00


Title: Management of an allergic reaction

Outcome: Signs to look out for when a child is having an allergic reaction or exacerbation of their allergic disease.Management of an allergic reaction.



Title:  Asthma inhalers, Eczema creams, Adrenaline devices

Outcome: Practical session demonstrating and practicing using different inhalers, how to apply eczema creams and demonstrating and practicing how to use an adrenaline device.


Please contact Julien Hersh (Julien.Hersh@gstt.nhs.uk) to book your place. 

17 May 2017

Judith Hare
Lambeth School Services
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