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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:16 am 
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My kids have carried Epipen until now and we have just received our new Allerjects. I had made sure the nurse trained staff on both units in September, and I also spoke to the principal a couple of weeks ago before filling the script to make sure she thought staff would be OK needing to know both units as other children in the school still have Epipen.

I was printing up Allerject instruction posters last night when I realized that the school secretary gives all subs/TOCs a quick training when they arrive at our school, but that sometimes when they arrive with only minutes to spare, it would be an extra step to train them on two different devices instead of just one. Perhaps this would be information overload if they had never seen either device.

I have the luxury of dropping my kids off almost every morning, and so if there is a sub, I will check with them that they've been trained and are comfortable with the protocol. However, since my daughter has a different teacher for math, my son another for music, etc, I don't usually know if these other teachers are away.

How have you dealt with this issue? Each teacher is given an Epipen instruction / symptom sheet, so this document along with the Allerject one should be visible 'somewhere'. Any additional ideas? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:09 am 
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Honestly, annual training should be linked to their teachers license! :roll:
I am less concerned about the training of an Allerject because it talks them through the procedure. As long as they know:
1. Which students are at risk and for what.
2. What the symptoms are.
3. Where the auto injector is and that time is of the essence.
4. What the protocol is regarding what to do after using the auto injector.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:21 pm 
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Yes, good points Susan. I just don't want panicky people freaking out during a reaction because they've never seen the thing in their life. . .

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:46 pm 
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Training of all staff is mandatory in our school division although it is usually done at a staff meeting and not everyone will be there.

When my daughter brought the Allerject for a school trip with her school the community nurse did a special session to train the adults going on the trip.

Last year I read about a college student who needed his Allerject but couldn't self inject and his friend had never seen one before and used it successfully.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:35 pm 
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Thanks Walooet. Good to know people seeing it for the first time are able to use.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:31 pm 
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I did contact Sanofi and get a free trainer. I brought it to school last May (and every meeting since) to reinforce the training.
I have shown it to my dentist, and every children's activity program that dd has been to since.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:40 pm 
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I show it to first aid staff at events, conferences etc!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:30 am 
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_Susan_ wrote:
I did contact Sanofi and get a free trainer. I brought it to school last May (and every meeting since) to reinforce the training.
I have shown it to my dentist, and every children's activity program that dd has been to since.
Awesome. I'm going to start carrying the trainer around with me. I spoke to our school secretary about her training TOCs/subs today, and she said some of them come in and already know about both Epipen AND Allerject, so that's great.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:31 am 
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walooet wrote:
I show it to first aid staff at events, conferences etc!

Thanks! Soon everyone will know about it : )

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:04 am 
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That is my goal. People have said that Sanofi should be paying me!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:27 pm 
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walooet wrote:
That is my goal. People have said that Sanofi should be paying me!

:thumbsup

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