I work in California. The other nurses in my district say that in order for staff to be trained in the administration of any "emergency medication" (namely, Glucagon, Epi-Pens, and Diastat), the staff member MUST be current with CPR per California state law. I've looked through Ed Code, Civil Code, Health and Safety Code, but can't find where it says so. Can anybody help me?
Sadly, our school district does not require teachers to be CPR certified....and teachers don't have to volunteer to be trained in emergency medication administration. Ironically, teachers are usually willing to volunteer in the medication training, but are rarely current in CPR.
Nov 9, '17
I know this is a late reply, but did you ever find the answer to this? I am a district nurse in California and couldn't find an explicit answer online in relation to legislation either.