Community Seminars

Operation: Allergies

Teaching a child how to spot the signs of an allergic reaction could save a life. Operation: Allergies is a fun, interactive video-based program that teaches children between the ages of eight and 10 how to identify the signs of an allergic reaction; the steps to take when someone is having a reaction; and some of the ways to prevent one. The program also gives your pharmacy an opportunity to communicate with patients in an innovative manner. The seminar features:

  • a fun video, featuring the Lab Brats© and Charles the Pharmacist (to view a video sample, click here)
  • Allergy Buddy bracelets
  • comic and activity books
  • communication to parents: a letter to take home, explaining what the child learned in the program (to help build patient loyalty, you can also include your pharmacy name and address on each letter)
  • emergency contact cards, to list any food allergies the child may have.

Costs:

The Operation: Allergies presentation kit, which includes materials for 90 students, is $150.

Operation: Allergies is available to order online: Click here to shop Teva Pharmacy Solutions.

Presentation tips

While we provide comprehensive materials, which allow you to deliver the seminar with ease, it’s natural to be nervous about public speaking and hosting an event. The following tips can help you relax and deliver a successful presentation:

  • Arrive early and ensure that all equipment (e.g., computer, DVD player, projector, etc.) is set up and working.
  • Make sure you have enough handouts for the group.
  • If you open up the floor to questions and there is silence, tell the group that you will answer some of the common questions you hear at the pharmacy.
  • Rehearse your talk and run it by family members or friends who can give you advice, and take criticism constructively.
  • Remember that you are already a subject expert, so just review, relax, and have fun educating your patients. You do this every day on a one-on-one basis.

Operation: Allergies Presentation






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