We thought this was an interesting issue around first aid in schools.
New legislation has recently come out from Allergy UK, who have been campaigning for some time to have emergency adrenaline auto–injectors (AAI) available in schools. AAIs give a potentially life-saving dose of adrenaline in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).
The great news is that from the 1st October 2017 schools will be allowed to purchase an additional AAI to have available in case a pupil or a member of staff has an allergic reaction.
“The rise in food allergy among young people is posing a significant risk for schools who can be faced with a life-threatening situation requiring urgent action. One in five fatal food-allergic reactions in children happen at school.”
The additional AAI can be used if someone’s current one is out of date, not available or if they are in need of an additional AAI.
We think this is great news.