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ACF Journal

April 16, 2014 #6
Grandsaert Army reserve veteran and Superior Court Judge John L. Grandsaert presides over San Mateo's Veterans Treatment Court. Authorized by federal and state law, this court recognizes the medical and behavioral effects of military service, and the relationship of both to the law. Together with Palo Alto VA clinicians and Stanford ACF, Judge Grandsaert, assisted by Deputy Probation Officer Ramona Gabriel and Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator David Grillo, applies justice with informed compassion. Vets are connected to treatment and progress monitored by the court. And it works! Veterans are helped to return to good health and good citizenship, and the burden to the taxpayer of ever increasing legal costs is contained. It's a win-win for those who have served our country, for the community at large, and for justice.

Rosenfiedl Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Lorne King Rosenfield is a board-certified plastic surgeon in private practice in Burlingame.  He is also on faculty at the UCSF. Dr. Rosenfield has published extensively in the plastic surgical literature in both facial rejuvenation and body contouring, describing procedures that strive to combine the goals and consistent safety with effective results. Dr. Rosenfield has written original work on perioperative safety and his surgical checklist has become the standard for both the American Society of Aesthetic Surgery and other countries. He serves as an oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an expert consultant for the Medical Board of California, and is a member of multiple committees within the American Aesthetic Society of Aesthetic Surgery and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

   

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Chapter Six - Revised


PLEASE SUPPORT UNIVERSAL EPIPENS AT SCHOOL

We are asking for your support in urging Palo Alto Schools to make EpiPens available for emergency use for any child who develops an anaphylactic reaction. Currently in Palo Alto, children known to be at risk for anaphylaxis due to known allergies are able to keep an EpiPen at school with a prescription from their physician.  However, research shows that 25% of anaphylactic reactions at schools happen in children who do not have previously diagnosed severe allergies.  
New federal legislation now enables American schools to keep an EpiPen on site for universal use when any child has a food or bee/wasp sting anaphylactic reaction. Legislation mandating a universally available EpiPen has been passed in several states and is under consideration in California. Of course school staff, who already receive training on when and how to use an EpiPen, would still call 911.  
Without a "Universal Use" EpiPen available, the school staff loses precious minutes waiting for EMS to arrive to administer the EpiPen for a child who does not have one at school already prescribed by their physician. The Palo Alto School Board has not yet adopted this policy but it is under consideration.  If you agree, email a statement of your support to me hhenri@stanford.edu by April 21. We will add your voice to ours at the Palo Alto School Board meeting on April 22nd.
  
Heather Henri M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (SOM)
Kari Nadeau, M.D., PhD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (LPCH) 
Director, Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research

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