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School Nurses and the Power of the Pen

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Schools are equipped to come to the aid of students with known food allergies, injecting life-saving ephinephrin through a simple-to-use pen.But what the allergy is unknown and the child is having a life-or-death reaction?WCPN's daily talk show The Sound of Ideastook an in-depth look at the range of issues school nurses face, especially around those surrounding epi-pens when needed, even without a standing order.[audio href="http://audio2.ideastream.org/wcpn/2013/1016soi.mp3"  title="Listen to the Show"][/audio]Guests included:Samuel Friedlander, M.D. Allergy/Immunology and Sleep Medicine, University HospitalsHeidi Steiner, executive director, Ohio Association of School NursesDonna Mazyck, executive director, National Association of School Nurses