Epi-Pens

Epi-PensThe Code of Virginia now requires all local school boards to “adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of epinephrine in every school, to be administered by a school nurse, an employee of the school board, or a volunteer who is authorized and trained in the administration of epinephrine to any student believed to be having an anaphylactic reaction.”  The Arlington School Board will amend the current APS policy by early September to include this provision.  After approved, copies of the revised policy will be posted online in September and provided to all administrators.  In addition, Epi-Pens are being provided to each school and program location for this purpose. Annually, designees at each school and a minimum of two staff are to be selected for training on Insulin, Glucagon and Epi-Pen administration. Staff should ask administrators what staff members at their locations have received the appropriate training.