Use and Administration of Epinephrine

Use and Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors program teach students about the causes of severe allergic reactions and how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis. It covers how to use epinephrine auto-injectors, the legal considerations for administering epinephrine and how to prepare for an anaphylactic emergency.

Anaphylaxis

“Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction by the body’s immune system. This fast developing reaction affects the entire body and cay quickly result in life-threatening symptoms. 

A person exposed to something he or she is sensitive to could have an anaphylactic reaction. These causes, or triggers, are known as allergens.

Allergens can enter the body through ingestion, injection, skin absorption, or inhalation.” Use and Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors, page 1.

Required for Successful Completion (Certification)

Written Evaluation

Students must complete the written exam with a 70% or better.

Skills Evaluation

Students must perform required skills competently without assistance.

Certification Period

  • 2 Years

Course Length

  • 30 Minutes – 1 Hour

Student / Instructor Ratio

  • 10/1

Student / Equipment Ratio

  • 1/1

 

Resources:

Sample Student Handbook

Idaho statutes:

SENATE BILL NO. 1322

33-520A.  LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS

54-1733C.  EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS — EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION.

54-1733D.  EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS — PRESCRIPTION AND ADMINISTRATION