Epi Given to Student - My First Time

  1. Right in the middle of an unexpected fire alarm (a kindergarten student pulled one), I had a student with no history or asthma or food allergies go into anaphylaxis! I have given epi once before to a loved one, but this was my first time giving it to a student. The student was so scared but she really did amazing and she responded well to the epi and breathing treatment I started her on.

    Thankfully because of the fire alarm situation EMS was already on the property and able to come.

    Everyone was panicked, and despite never wanting bad things to happen to a student, it was a little exciting to be in full acute care nurse mode for a moment.
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   ohiobobcat
    Nice!! I'm glad you were there and able to help this student. And glad EMS was right there too!! Any idea what might have triggered the reaction?
  4. by   Farawyn
    Good job, lifesaver!
  5. by   BeckyESRN
    Great job! Extra stale saltines for you today!
  6. by   Jen-Elizabeth
    Great job!! The first time is always so nerve-wracking. You will always remember it.

    Add me to those curious what the student had a reaction.
  7. by   scuba nurse
    Congrats!!! Great job! Extra wine tonight!!!
  8. by   WineRN
    Quote from ohiobobcat
    Nice!! I'm glad you were there and able to help this student. And glad EMS was right there too!! Any idea what might have triggered the reaction?
    No idea. The student is also a FF because she hates everything except recess, so the plus was that I know her baseline well.
    The teacher reported that after recess she started to complain of a stomach ache but the teacher put her off (because of above), but then she started acting sleepy and asked to see me right before the alarm sounded. she appeared at my door wheezing with facial swelling right as I was about to leave.

    No signs of bug bites, no change in her lunch, no snacks in class.
  9. by   OldDude
    Great awareness, assessment, and intervention!! Bam! School nurse Wine comes through! - snatching kids from the jaws of death; one kid at a time!!
  10. by   kidzcare
    Great job! So glad the student had you there! And BONUS that EMS was probably already on the way for the fire alarm!
  11. by   moreoreo
    Ooof. Level-headed nursing for the win!

    Giving an EpiPen to a child is one of those things I want to "get over with" and dread at the same time. It helps to hear you and your student had a positive outcome! Thanks for sharing. Hope there are answers for her soon :-)
  12. by   Windchaser22
    Well done!
  13. by   chocoholic1
    Nice job! Good thing you were there
  14. by   kummerspeck
    Amazing! So glad you were there and that EMS was close by!

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