Canadian Anaphylaxis Action Plan for Kids (Kids' CAP)
The Canadian Anaphylaxis Action Plan for Kids (Kids’ CAP) is a tool to educate children and caregivers about anaphylaxis. The main focus of this tool is to answer two questions: 1) How to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis; 2) What are the appropriate treatment steps of a child experiencing an anaphylactic reaction.
The action plan document was developed by our research team at CHEO in 2015 and include validated pictograms with written instructions that are easily understood by students at grade 7 and above. We subsequently engaged over 200 children and caregivers to assess the perceived usefulness of the plan, and its educational value. Our research found that the Kids’ CAP is a useful tool for children who are at risk of anaphylaxis. Health professionals are encouraged to use this evidence-based tool, which has been validated in English and French languages, to educate their patients about anaphylaxis.
Connaître, prévenir et contrôler l’anaphylaxie chez les enfants