epinephrine http://kplu.org en Help coming to protect students with allergies http://kplu.org/post/help-coming-protect-students-allergies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nurses, teachers and other school staff will likely have more flexibility next fall to give adrenaline shots if a student goes into allergic shock. Both houses of the Legislature have unanimously approved a bill that loosens restrictions on how and when schools can use an epinephrine injector.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The change is meant to save the lives of kids who have a severe allergy, including some rare cases in which the first-ever reaction to a not-yet-diagnosed allergy takes place at school or on a field trip.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8550 at http://kplu.org Help coming to protect students with allergies Proposal would make adrenaline shots more readily available http://kplu.org/post/proposal-would-make-adrenaline-shots-more-readily-available <p></p><p>The idea of putting a needle of adrenaline into someone might seem intimidating – but that’s how you save their life if they’re in allergic shock. The legislature is considering empowering school staff to give injections more widely.</p><p>Last year, a <a href="http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/01/05/9979458-virginia-first-grader-dies-from-allergic-reaction-at-school?lite">girl in Virginia died after eating a peanut</a> given to her by a friend. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:11:53 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7759 at http://kplu.org Proposal would make adrenaline shots more readily available