Food allergy advocates call for epinephrine injectors to be available in Hamilton Ontario food courts and restaurants following the death of Maia Santarelli-Gallo at a Burlington food court in March 2013. Dr. Mark Greenwald of EpiCenter Medical, Debbie Bruce of the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative, Maia’s mother Leah Gallo and Maia’s sister Zoe Gallo are interviewed by Avis Favaro, Medical Correspondent for CTV National News.
Allergist Dr. Mark Greenwald’s extended interview in support of having epinephrine available in Hamilton Ontario food courts and restaurants is below. He argues that it’s essential that restaurant workers are trained to provide anaphylaxis first aid, care which should be given even before rescue crews are called, care which saves lives. Epinephrine kits can be ordered at www.epi-kit.com and online anaphylaxis first aid training is available at www.epipentraining.com.
Debbie Bruce of the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative’s extended interview with Avis Favaro is also below. She supports the proposed initiative to have epinephrine available in Hamilton Ontario restaurants and food courts.
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