Colorado has an act in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations.
An act concerning the use of epinephrine auto-injectors in emergency situations in school settings
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.
Eric Caplan, MD, FACAAI of Colorado Springs Allergy & Asthma Clinic
Colorado Springs, CO
Elizabeth Esterl, RN, Nurse Manager-Pediatrics at National Jewish Health
Shoban Davé, MD and Amanda Sanderson, RN of Northern Colorado Asthma and Allergy Clinic
Sample ACE Team Activity:
Eric Caplan, MD, FACAAI
Colorado Springs Anaphylaxis Marathon Man
Dr. Caplan was interviewed for a Fox 21 News story about “Doctors react to increase in food allergies”.
Shoban Davé, MD and Amanda Sanderson, RN posted a link to their practice website titled, “Be Aware of Epinephrine Auto-injector Substitution”.
Nicole Smith helped to plan and implement the “Food Allergy: A Morning of Dialogue” workshop, held on June 15, 2013 at National Jewish Health Center, in Denver, CO.
Daniel Soteres, MD wrote and posted an article titled, “Living with Food Allergies in Colorado Springs” for his practice’s blog page.
Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?
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