Navigation Links
NASBE Launches Epinephrine Policy Initiative
Date:12/10/2012

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the rise in reported food allergies among students in the last 15 years, it is crucial that policymakers understand how to best prepare school personnel to deal with related health emergencies. To help with those efforts, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is launching a new initiative, in collaboration with Mylan Specialty, designed to help state boards of education as they develop student health policies regarding anaphylaxis and epinephrine auto injector access and use. 

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/DC11523LOGO)

The importance of this work is highlighted by the recent tragic deaths of students who came into contact with an allergen but were unable to access an epinephrine auto injector because they did not have a prescription on file at the school. All too often, state and local laws and policies do not provide for this contingency. In life-threatening situations, this puts school nurses in an untenable situation—giving an injection and risking their nurse's license (when, in fact, there is a nurse on staff), or anxiously hoping the paramedics will arrive in time. Even when medics do arrive, there is no guarantee they will have an epinephrine auto injector with them.  

As part of its initiative, NASBE will publish an Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto Injector Discussion Guide to provide a comprehensive treatment of the issue and set the stage for policy development. The guide will also aid boards and administrators at every level a tool to assist the creation of action plans and answer the questions critical to policy development.

"From bee stings to various foods, these allergens can trigger life-threatening reactions among students, and it is incumbent on us as policy leaders and educators to take actions that protect these children," said NASBE Executive Director Jim Kohlmoos. "It is essential that state and school policies ensure access to epinephrine auto injectors and training of school personnel to respond in a timely manner to students with life-threatening allergic reactions. As a leader in state-level student health policy, NASBE is uniquely positioned to provide evidence-based data to state boards as they do this important work."

The discussion guide and related materials will be available free on NASBE's website.  At the guide's completion in the second quarter of 2013, NASBE will host an open webinar to guide potential users on how to best utilize the discussion guide, to have questions answered by experts in the subject, and to share best practices.

The National Association of State Boards of Education represents America's state and territorial boards of education. NASBE exists to strengthen state boards as the preeminent educational policymaking bodies for citizens and students. For more, visit www.nasbe.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Association of State Boards of Education
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Report Presents a Framework for Successful New Oncology Product Launches in the Pharmaceutical Sector
2. SurgLine International, Inc. Launches A Wholly Owned Operating Subsidiary To Pursue Cost Containment Strategies
3. Mylan Launches Generic Version of Zyprexa® Tablets
4. Smith & Nephew launches revolutionary open-architecture suture anchor for rotator cuff repair with greater pullout strength than competitors[i]
5. American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Launches Cities for Life
6. Thomson Reuters Launches New Mobile Oncology Decision Support Solution for R&D Pharmaceutical Leaders
7. Accuray Launches First Study to Compare CyberKnife® SBRT to Surgery and IMRT for Treatment of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
8. Xtelligent Media Raises $800K in Funding and Launches EHRintelligence.com
9. University Hospitals Case Medical Centers Harrington Discovery Institute Launches Grant Program to Accelerate Drug Discovery and Development
10. Practice Fusion Launches API to Democratize Lab Integrations
11. Kmart® Launches New Pet Prescription Program And Purina® Treat Giveaway
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their offering. ... Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart Structures, ... involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits that ... such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed upon ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers ... Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading ... and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced ... Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed ... other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate ... the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® ... American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to ... and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their ... in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating ... of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a ... that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. ... 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group ... Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville ... an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):