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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:32 am 

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The school employee, acting in good faith, is immune from civil liability as is an employee who chooses not to administer the medication, according to school Superintendent Susan Andrews.

House Bill 227 requires school systems to provide information on the symptoms of anaphylactic shock and training for proper administration of the medication.

Shirley said training will be provided to personnel in all of the schools.

“We want them to not only know how to give the medicine but the signs to look for just as we do for other medical problems,” Shirley said.

The nurse said the school district is seeing more children with allergies, though still not a high percentage of students.

The bill allows schools to receive and store injectors for students. Shirley said the school district has no plans to get them.

“It might not be a bad idea,” Cartwright said of storing EpiPens. “Possibly, a partnership could be formed with a doctor’s office.”

Both Shirley and Cartwright agreed the chances of a student, not already known to have an allergy, having an attack would be slim.

“We may miss some kids who have allergies,” Cartwright said. “Most allergic reactions come from food but one could be triggered by an insect bite or sting.”

Just a small, but weird thing to note....the word 'peanut' is nowhere to be seen. That is just strange.

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

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