Get Trained for School Staff
This is a comprehensive 20-minute training for the school nurse to present to school staff to train them to administer epinephrine through an auto-injector.
The outline includes:
What is Anaphylaxis?
Signs and Symptoms
Presentation: Get Trained for School Staff
Handout: Preventing Allergic Reactions
Epinephrine Training Sign in Sheet
Scenarios for School Staff NEW!
This presentation can be used at a faculty meeting or professional development day to assist staff in their recognition of anaphylaxis and the appropriate action to take.
Resources for the School Nurse
Sample Epinephrine Protocol for use by school nurse or trained staff
A sound protocol guides the emergency response that school nurses direct in the school setting. The sample protocol offered here has been created as a template to guide the creation of a tool that can be adapted for your school district, consistent with your state law. Prior to use, these protocols must be vetted by school physician or designee according to school district health procedures.
Sample Emergency Care Plan
Several sample care plans are available – this is a sample from Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
School Nurse Checklist
The Voluntary Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide valuable information to assist school nurses in developing or enhancing a comprehensive food allergy management program for the school community. The checklist provides an overview of how to use this document and provide leadership in your individual practice of school nursing.