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School Nurses and the Power of the Pen

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? School nurses are pushing for a change in state law to allow schools to use epi-pens when needed, even without a standing order. We'll talk about the law and the range of issues school nurses face these days.

Samuel Friedlander, M.D. Allergy/Immunology and Sleep Medicine, University Hospitals
Heidi Steiner, executive director, Ohio Association of School Nurses
Donna Mazyck, executive director, National Association of School Nurses