The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created a video series to provide pediatricians with important information on the National institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ peanut early introduction guidelines. The four videos, available online at no charge, enable pediatricians to efficiently discuss this approach with parents. The series includes a video to share with parents to reinforce the recommendations.
Theresa Bingemann, MD, FACAAI, is a presenter in the video series. She references the importance of sending the patient to an allergist. Dr. Bingemann is a member of the College’s Public Relations Committee. Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSC, FACAAI, is also a presenter in the video series. Dr. Pistiner is vice chair of the Anaphylaxis Committee.
To enhance the care of children at risk of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, AAP created allergy and anaphylaxis emergency plans in English and Spanish. These forms guide caregivers and school personnel in case a child experiences an allergic reaction. ACAAI member Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FACAAI, was involved in the translation of the Spanish action plan. Dr. Hernandez is a member of the Anaphylaxis Committee.