I am wondering what your protocol is for Epi-Pens?
We have a lot of students with food allergies. We do not have an epi-pen on hand for general use- this is in our policy. We only have 2 that are RX to specific students. the epi-pens for those students are in a locked cabinet in the locked health office.
Issue #1 :
The school serves breakfast starting at 7. The nurses do not arrive until 7:30. Meaning there is no access to the epi-pens. I will say our school is very deligent about students with allergies. BUT... it still bothers me greatly that we have the potential for a major medical disaster on our hands. All of our kitchen staff is trained to use an epi-pen.
Which also leads to the fact that our nurses office not that close to the cafeteria.
1. Is there an epi-pen for general use in your kitchen area?
2. Our your students with food allergies epi-pen in the kitchen area?
Myself and the head of the kitchen are trying to work out an Action Plan on what to do in an emergency situation. Any input is very helpful!!!!!!
Would you use another student's RX epi-pen for an anaphylactic reaction? (I mean we are deciding the fate of a child's life here!!!)