Alaska – Stock Epinephrine Law

Congratulations! Alaska has a statute in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.

2012 Alaska Statutes, Chapter 17.22: Use of Epinephrine in Emergency Situations

http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/statutes.asp#17.22

However, our job is not done yet. Each law or regulation must be implemented or put into action by a board or an agency.

Allergy & Asthma Network supports stock epinephrine implementation in schools and provides education and resources to support a seamless rollout. For more information, visit:

See below to find an ACE team in Alaska. Questions? Contact Brenda Silvia-Torma

Visit our Online Advocacy Center to find out about other current federal and state issues of importance to people with asthma or allergies.

ACE Team:

Dale Knutsen of AAFA Alaska and Laura Moore, MD of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of AK 
Anchorage, AK

Sample ACE Team Activities:
In 2015, Ms. Knutsen and the AAFA-Alaska Board of Directors developed the “Make the Injection Connection” campaign, a valuable tool vital to teach patients about the risks of misidentification and delayed treatment of anaphylaxis. It is vital that patients understand the signs and symptoms of their allergic disease as well as the need for prompt and appropriate treatment. AAFA Alaska is striving to make the perception of epinephrine auto- injectors less frightening and more acceptable to patients. Their goal is to ensure that Alaskans understand the outcomes of delayed administration of life saving medications. The team created: posters as well as a smaller cardstock card and a set of Power Point Slides that go along with the program. http://www.aafaalaska.com/pdfs/AutoInjectorPoster.pdf AAFA-Alaska distributed the Injection Connection poster, postcards, and campaign slides via a thumb drive and mailed it to all Alaska school nurses, all Alaska public health clinics, pediatric clinics in select communities. Schools are posting the materials in the buildings.

From June 7-12, 2015, AAFA-Alaska hosted the Peninsula Puffers camp for 30 children, 21 of whom had food allergies. The Network provided Anaphylaxis Guides, bag tags/stickers, and Living with Latex Allergy booklet. In addition, The Network provided Understanding Asthma, and the Indoor AIRepair kit. Campers received daily asthma and allergy education.

On September 11 and 12, 2015, AAFA-Alaska held their 10th Annual Alaska Asthma & Allergy Conference for 190 healthcare providers. There were several sessions on food allergy. This year’s theme was #keepitteal. AAFA-Alaska had campaign materials on all tables and in exhibit areas. http://conference.aafaalaska.com/agenda_faculty.html


Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?

ace@AllergyAsthmaNetwork.org


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