Kentucky – Stock Epinephrine Law
Congratulations! Kentucky has an act in place for using epinephrine in emergency situations:
An ACT relating to emergency anaphylaxis medications in schools.
However, our job is not done yet. Each law or regulation must be implemented or put into action by a board or an agency.
Allergy & Asthma Network supports stock epinephrine implementation in schools and provides education and resources to support a seamless rollout. For more information, visit:
- 2015 USAnaphylaxis Summits
- Challenges to Implementing Stock Epinephrine
- National Association of School Nurses Epinephrine Policies, Protocols, and Reporting
See below to find an ACE team in Kentucky. Questions? Contact Brenda Silvia-Torma
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Deidra Sanders, ARNP of Family Allergy & Asthma
Wes Sublett, MD of Family Allergy & Asthma
Bradley Rankin, MD of FAAAAI of Family Allergy & Asthma
Cindy Hayes, RN of Spencer County Elementary School
Sample ACE Team Activities:
Ms. Sanders educated Taylor County Elementary School teachers, aides, cafeteria staff, parents and social worker in Campbellsville, KY. Participants increased their anaphylaxis awareness and practiced using an epinephrine auto-injector trainer.
Ms. Sanders taught several school and primary care physician office programs about medication use, including treatment for anaphylaxis. One program was held Fall 2013 at a pediatric office in Madison, Indiana for approximately 10-12 staff. During Fall 2013, Ms. Sanders completed a second anaphylaxis education program at a preschool for more than 25 staff.
In 2013, Dr. Sublett completed 12 presentations to groups of physicians, ARNPs, and pharmacists on identifying anaphylaxis and the use of epinephrine as first line therapy throughout Kentucky.
In Spring 2013, Family Allergy & Asthma worked with the Louisville Bats Baseball team to host a peanut-free baseball game for people with life-threatening allergies to peanuts. Family Allergy & Asthma staff were on hand providing awareness and carrying epinephrine auto-injectors to help someone if needed. The game was held in May 2013.
Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?
About Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACEs):
Anaphylaxis Community Experts is a national, award-winning education, advocacy and outreach partnership program developed and hosted by The Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.