Indiana has a law in place for stocking and using epinephrine to treat anaphylactic reactions in schools. SB245 was signed by the Governor on March 25, 2014.
This law allows a health care provider with prescriptive authority to prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine to a school or school district. Sets requirements for certain individuals employed by a school or school district to fill, store, and administer auto-injectable epinephrine. Provides civil immunity for: (1) certain school employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine; and (2) health care providers in the prescribing of auto-injectable epinephrine and in the training of school employees in the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine.
Steven Wise, MD of Allergy Associates of Central Indiana
Mark Holbreich, MD of Allergy and Asthma Consultants
Glenda Williams, RN of Sawmill Woods Elementary School
New Whiteland, IN
Sample ACE Team Activity:
Ms. Williams delivered an anaphylaxis training to first-year teachers of a student with life-threatening allergies to tree nuts, educating them about how allergies develop and reviewing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and the use of an epinephrine auto-injector.
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