Mississippi – Stock Epinephrine Law
Mississippi has a law in place stating that “each public, private and parochial school may maintain a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine at the school in a locked, secure, and easily accessible location”. SB 2218 was signed by the Governor on March 31, 2014. The law is known as the “Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act” and will take effect on July 1, 2014.
Chandra Warren, RN of Chickasaw County School District/Houlka Attendance Center
ACE Team Activity
In October 2013, Ms. Warren provided an anaphyalxis training for teachers at her school including the important role they play in identifying potential incidents of anaphylaxis. Ms. Warren’s training saved a life! A week after the presentation, one of the teachers identified a student with anaphylactic symptoms and sent her to Ms. Warren. This student did not have a history of food allergies. After eating a blueberry cheesecake muffin, she noticed that her throat started itching and went numb. These symptoms were quickly followed with throat swelling. At the time, Mississippi did not have a stock epinephrine law, and as a result the school’s policy was to call 911. Luckily, after visiting the ER and receiving medicine, the student recovered.
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