Changing Policy and Protocols for Giving Epinephrine Safely at School
Donna Mazyck,Carrie Clarke, Dr. Michael Pistiner
School nurses are facing many changes in the policies and protocols for administering epinephrine at school. Laws have been passed in over 45 states that allow the use of stock epinephrine. Many school nurses now have the responsibility of teaching unlicensed persons to administer epinephrine in emergency scenarios. In this segment we look as sound policies to guide an emergency response.
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May 18, 2015 School Nurses Radio
Carrie Clarke has been a school nurse in South Dakota’s largest school district for over fifteen years. She is the past president of the South Dakota School Nurses Association, winner of the 2010 Voices of Meningitis Challenge and currently serving as one of the Epinephrine Resource School Nurses for South Dakota. Dr. Michael Pistiner is a pediatric allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics where he is a member of the Council of School Health and the Section of Allergy & Immunology.
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