There was a teacher (don't know if it's the same case you've read about) who failed to administer it properly, and in the court case she said she hadn't been trained correctly in the first aid so she wasn't responsible.
Originally the first aid training had us practise administering the epipen into our own thighs, so she did exactly the same thing with a student in anaphylactic shock - administered the epipen into her own thigh. I think they assumed we would realise it would only work if you gave it to the person who needed it!
Since then the training has been upgraded so that we practise administering it to someone else so there is no confusion whatsoever 😳😳😳
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Honestly I think she panicked and went into autopilot and didn't have the character to take responsibility for it. Or maybe that was St John's take, and she was actually perfectly reasonable in explaining what happened and making suggestions for the training to be improved? But it was certainly a wtf moment when I heard it!
It highlighted how important it was for schools to have spare epipens and I think many policies were changed as a result.
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21-04-2015 09:55 #15
at my grandsons school. children with allergies ,have a white band on their school hat, so everyone in the playground can see this child has allergies. I don't know what the policy of 'nut free' is at his school. he has dairy and egg allergy. also in the staff room there is a photo board of all the children with their allergies and how they might react. it is taken very seriously, and every teacher is aware of the first aid, and also the admin staff. marie.
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21-04-2015 11:57 #20
Are the same measures taken at childcare? I feel dd is still to young to understand she can't eat everything. She can say peanuts make me sick, nuts make me sick, sesame makes me sick but she still doesn't have any impulse control or know what death is so I can't use that as a deterrent not to eat what ever she wants.
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