AuthorMasciola, Anna Marie
AdvisorGoldsmith, Patricia Nolan
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractThis thesis will highlight the most current research regarding the management of food allergies and anaphylaxis in the school setting. Food allergies have become extremely common among the modern population, and school officials may not have the proper tools in place to properly care for a food allergic child or an anaphylactic emergency (Food Allergy Research and Education, 2018). This literature review summarizes barriers to managing food allergies well in the school setting, as well as knowledge and perceptions of school staff members before they are educated on food allergies. It also describes several policy changes and educational interventions that promote a safer school environment, which can be implemented to create a safe school environment for the food allergic student. The role of the school nurse in implementing these changes is also discussed. In addition to current research, this thesis will also list best practice recommendations, a theoretical implementation plan, and a theoretical evaluation process.