Epinephrine

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

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Training for School Personnel
On the e-Learning page under Website Courses is the 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.   

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.

Emergency Epinephrine and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAI's) in the School Setting FAQs (NYSCSH 09/17)

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.

Resources

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Products, Training and Administration Options For School Personnel
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).

EpiPen4Schools® Program
Viatris offers four free EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors, upon qualification, which includes having a valid prescription, to public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools in the US. Schools may receive the authorized generic versions of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.   

Note: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and NYS Center for School Health (NYSCSH) do not endorse individual vendors, products, or services. Links to vendors, products, or services by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer are provided for educational purposes only.

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Disposal

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Disposal
The FDA does not consider the epinephrine salts in epinephrine auto-injectors to be hazardous waste. Therefore, epinephrine auto-injectors should be disposed of in the same manner as other sharps.

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

NASN Resources

NASN Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Toolkit
Provides resources on sample policies, protocols, and allergy/anaphylaxis management.

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Page Updated 8/4/22