Stevens Point Holds Anaphylaxis Education Course to Help Raise Awareness | Local News
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WJFW) – Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction requiring immediate medical attention. At the Stevens Point Fire Department, they held an hour-long course to alert people to the danger. “It happens very quickly, often patients don’t know what’s going to happen, you can be allergic to anything at any time,” said Dr Lenard Markman.
Dr Lenard Sniper is a family doctor, who says it’s important to raise awareness because chances are you know someone at risk. “We know statically that about 1 in 20 of us will have a anaphylaxis “said the doctor. “As I start talking to people, it’s really like 1 in 10, we know children are particularly at risk, 1 in 13 children in the classroom are at risk of anaphylaxis,” he added.
This anaphylaxis the lesson class even caught the attention of Mayor Mike Wiza. He met Dr. Sniper as well as George and Angel Mueller the parents of Dillion, which had a law created to allow trained people to be able to carry and use an EpiPen on others. “They explained to me that their son died because he had an allergic reaction and was unavailable,” Mayor Mike Wiza said. “Then you start looking at it a bit more and a lot of people have an allergic reaction that they don’t have. we don’t get over it and we can stop this,” he added.
Every second counts, with this new knowledge Mayor Wiza a, he hopes he can save a life or two. “I can’t believe I’m the first mayor to be certified for epinephrine self-injection in the entire country,” Wiza said. “To me, that’s shocking because it’s such an issue. current, you can be a hero whatever you have to do. is familiar with that,” he said.