This kit includes everything needed for setup except the prescription medication itself. Serious food allergies are reaching a tipping point - approximately 8% of children in the United States have been diagnosed with a serious food allergy and even worse, 25% of all serious allergy incidents involve children who had not been previously diagnosed as having an anaphylactic allergy.
Common precautions taken for these children such as nut-free lunch tables and storage of epinephrine in the nurse's office was a start - but it is time for our society to move to the next level - ubiquitous availability of allergy emergency supplies. With anaphylaxis, seconds count. A misplaced epinephrine injector, an unavailable school nurse or a slow responding ambulance can have deadly results. At The Original Allergy Emergency Kit™, our vision is for the Good Samaritan - that street-smart lunch lady, parent, teacher or fellow student - to have the supplies necessary to save a life.
We've heard for years about first aid, the Heimlich maneuver, about CPR, about defibrillators. Epinephrine is a miracle-drug - a critical lifesaving supply for the current era. The current paradigm is that epinephrine is a prescription medication that needs to be stored securely. And that is where the Original Allergy Emergency Kit™ comes in. The Original Allergy Emergency Kit™ cabinet is intended to finally make Epinephrine as available as a fire extinguisher or defibrillator. It is designed to be hung in school lunch rooms and hallways as well as any public place - as close to the point of need as possible. Under normal circumstances, a staff member of the institution will be able to calmly open the unit in order to use the Epinephrine and supplies. If a staff member is not available - for instance if an emergency occurs before or after school or on a weekend - the door can be opened by anyone, triggering an alarm, to instantly access Epinephrine, Benadryl and other such supplies. All parts on the unit are available as replacement parts.