Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAI) In Schools
This page provides information for schools wishing to train and allow school staff to administer EAI's to any student or staff member with signs of anaphylaxis on-site at school. Note: Effective 3/29/17 NYSED Commissioner’s Regulations Section 136.6– Authorized Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injector was revised. The changes in the revision may be read here.
NYSDOH/NYSED Approved Training
NYS Department of Health/NYS Department of Education approved training webinar for school personnel Training post-test and skills check and links to resources referenced in the training (2017).
- Post Test and Skills Checklist- Please note: Either answer may be accepted for question # 6 on the post at this time. Slide #24 is missing the information "Inform required individuals as indicated in the school plan"
- Sample Staff Procedure On Anaphylaxis Response
NYSCSH Sample Resources to Assist with Implementation
The following sample resources were created in MS Word and may be customized in consultation with district administration and counsel. The school district medical Director is responsible for oversight of the school health program and should be informed of any EAI programs implemented.
- AED-EAI Maintenance Checklist - EAI-AED Maintenance Checklist-The checklist may be used to document the security of both the AED and the EAI (4/2017)
- District EAI Notification to Parents/Guardians- Provides information regarding the implementation of the program within the school district and contact resource for more information. (4/2017).
- Epinephrine Log- Epinephrine Placement/Use Log - Provides documentation for storing and accounting of EAI. It includes placement date, location, brand/dose, lot #, expiration date, and date of administration.
- Epinephrine District Staff Training Summary - Provides a form to document staff trained in the administration of EAI. Training must be completed annually.
- Sample Procedure for Unlicensed School Staff Responding to Severe Allergic Reactions (4/2017).
- Learn about the four epinephrine auto-injectors currently available on the market, plus where to find product information and training videos, from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), (8/29/2018)
NYSCSH Epinephrine Use Reporting Form
Allows districts to document EAI use on students, staff or visitors.