Online Program

Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Essentials for Nurses & Others Working in Private & Public School Settings


 Dr. Michael Pistiner discusses life-threatening allergies, triggers, and how to manage them in the public and private school setting.  This is a recorded webinar.

Contact Hours: 1    Cost $15.00 


Cost: $ 15.00

Contact Hours 1.0


As a result of participating in this program, the participant will be able to: 

1. State current definition of anaphylaxis 

2. Summarize current understanding about incidence/prevalence in youth (private and public school data?), etiology and pathophysiology of anaphylaxis

3. Name most common foods that cause anaphylaxis 

4. Undestand the process for managing students with life-threatening food allergies (laws & regulations; collection of data) in the school setting

5. Identify most effective response to anaphylaxis in the school setting

6. Describe 3 evidence-based strategies to prevent anaphylaxis in the school setting 


Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc
is Director of Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Food Allergy Center. He has a special interests in food allergy and anaphylaxis education and advocacy, infant food allergy management,  healthcare provider education, facilitating collaborations between the medical home and school health, and maintaining quality of life in children (and their families) with food allergies.  

Dr. Pistiner is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where he is a member of the Section on Allergy and Immunology Executive Committee, Council on School Health and the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP. He is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Additionally, he serves on the medical advisory board of Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter and is a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School Health Service Unit. He is author of “Everyday Cool With Food Allergies”, co-author of the “Living Confidently With Food Allergy” handbook, and co-founder and content creator of



Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The Northeastern University School Health Academy and the speaker have no relevant financial relationships to declare and did not receive commercial support for developing, implementing, or evaluating this online program.


Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)ANCC Logo Jing
You will receive your Certificate after completing the online evaluation at the conclusion of the program.

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  Provider Number 2016U018

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