Arkansas has an act in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.
2013 State of Arkansas, 89th General Assembly, Regular Session, Act 757
Congratulations! Your state has passed stock-epinephrine laws or regulations that permit an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in a school. However, our job is not done yet. Each law or regulation must be implemented or put into action by a board or an agency.
The agency or board will then issue administrative rules, guidelines or best practices explaining in detail how it intends to put the law into effect and what a mother, father, caregiver, physician, pharmacist or school nurse must do to comply with the law. AANMA is an active resource in these states assisting administrators in a seamless rollout of the stock-epinephrine laws.
Debbie Curtis, Clinic Development Coordinator for Arkansas Allergy & Asthma Clinic, PA
Little Rock, AR
Kathy Launder, Nursing Supervisor for Springdale School District
Sample ACE Team Activity:
In 2013, Debby Curtis and her colleagues from the Arkansas Allergy & Asthma Clinic—Food Education Allergy Support Team planned and organized the first-ever Food Allergy Walk in Little Rock, AR. Four hundred walkers registered for the event on November 9, 2013.
Kathy Launder, Nursing Coordinator of Health Services for Springdale Public Schools, guided the district’s 28 school nurses in completing individual meetings with approximately 60 students at risk for anaphylaxis, and their parents.
In Fall 2013, Ms. Launder guided the Springdale Public School District’s 28 school nurses in providing anaphylaxis training to more than 2,000 Springdale Public School District employees, at 29 schools, impacting more than 20,000 students.
Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?
About Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACEs):
Anaphylaxis Community Experts is a national, award-winning education, advocacy and outreach partnership program developed and hosted by AANMA and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.