FAQs related to use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAIs) in the School Setting.Contains information related to both school nurses (RNs) and trained staff members  

 NYSED  Laws, Regulations and Guidance Memos Relating to Epinephrine in Schools

The Laws|Guidelines|Memos page contains resources on 916 a-Pupils with Allergies, 921 On-site epinephrine auto-injectors and  921-a Training of unlicensed school personnel to administer certain medications, CR 136.6 on Use of EAI, Memos and Practice Guidelines on use of EAI in schools as well as  Public Health Law Sections 3000a Good Samaritan Law and 3000c Epinephrine Auto-injectors

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAIs) in the School Setting Training and Resources

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAI) in Schools - NYSDOH approved training webinar and resources which allow school staff to administer epinephrine to any student or staff member with signs of anaphylaxis on-site at school.  Updated 3/31/17

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Options Chart

Options Chart for Administration of Epinephrine in Schools Prior to administering epinephrine in the school setting, district boards of education and school governing bodies should develop policies consistent with the laws and regulations of New York state.(3/28/17)

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Disposal

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Disposal Memo- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not consider the epinephrine salts in epinephrine auto-injector to be a hazardous waste. Therefore epinephrine auto-injectors should be disposed of in the same manner as other sharps. (EPA 2007)

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Drug Safety/Disposal Website-Provides information for consumers and institutions

Epinephrine Dosing Guidance

AAP Journal of Pediatrics: Self-injectable Epinephrine for First-Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (2007)- Provides guidance for dosing based on weight
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)-Food Allergy-Contains resources on research and most current clinical guidelines in allergy managment-including dosing.

NASN Resources-Sample Policy, Protocols, and Training

NASN Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Toolkit-Provides resources on sample policies and protocols,  allergy/anaphylaxis management and EAI training  for school nurses and "Get Trained"  for school staff.

 Voluntary Data Reporting

NYSCSH Epinephrine Administration Reporting Form- NYSCSH voluntary reporting tool for Epinephrine administration in the school setting.

Updated 9/14/2018