Students with severe allergies may experience life-threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis.
Trained school employees who respond quickly and appropriately may save a student’s life.
The purpose this educational activity is to train identified school employees to respond successfully and appropriately if an anaphylactic emergency occurs for specific students when a licensed nurse is not available.
You have demonstrated that you can correctly perform the treatments.
You have passed the knowledge test.
You are eligible (if officially assigned by the school administrator) to perform the treatments for which you were trained only for the specific student(s) assigned to you if the school nurse is not available.
Applicable School District Policies and Procedures
Note to Instructor: List and provide copies of any of the school district’s specific policies and procedures. District procedures should ensure immediate access to the epinephrine auto-injector and the medical prescriber’s written orders and instructions. Immediate transport to an emergency medical facility should be required after administration of epinephrine.
Note to instructor: Provide trainee with a copy of written instructions from the manufacturer of the epinephrine auto-injector that is being used by the specific student for which the person is being trained. Some manufacturers have video demonstrations on their websites. Be sure to cover recommended injection site, whether clothing must be removed, and the amount of time that injector must be held in place following the injection; this information is included in the knowledge test that trainees must pass.
The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that requires school employees to keep information about students confidential.
The information shared during this training about a student may be shared with others in the school setting only if there is a legitimate need for the other person to have knowledge of the student’s information.
Information about a student may be shared with emergency care workers called to assist the student in the event of an emergency.
Note to instructor: Use written instructions provided by the manufacturer of the epinephrine auto-injector that is being used by the specific student for which the person is being trained. Some manufacturers have video demonstrations on their websites.
The nurse is responsible for monitoring the expiration date of the epinephrine auto-injectors maintained at school. Remind parents that they are responsible for monitoring the expiration date of epinephrine auto-injectors for students who are self-medicating.