Dissemination of the Guidelines for Early Peanut Introduction
Project Description: In the past, the US practice guidelines recommended the exclusion of allergenic foods from the diet of infants during the first year of life . However, recent data from the Learning Early about Peanut Allergy (LEAP) trial study demonstrated that early introduction of peanut will result in the prevention of peanut allergy for infants with atopy (severe eczema and/or egg allergy). Despite the recommendations, early peanut introduction guidelines are not always implemented. Preventive measures for peanut allergy are important, since its prevalence has increased over the last decades (now being 2% in the US) and it is the leading cause of food induced anaphylaxis [6, 10]. For this reason, a quality improvement project to disseminate the guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in UF primary clinics will be pursued. Data about knowledge and perspective of primary providers about the guidelines for early peanut introduction will be evaluated before and after the intervention.
QPI: Leilanie, Perez-Ramirez, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Collaborators: Vanessa, Cavero Chavez, (email@example.com)
UF Health Big Aims: Transform our Culture None