Epinephrine injection is a life-saving medication. It slows the anaphylactic reaction. The benefit of a dose of epinephrine only lasts 15-20 minutes. If epinephrine is given – ALWAYS CALL 911. A second dose may be needed and would be given in the ambulance or at the emergency room. Each staff member or child with a known medical condition should have a current emergency action plan. The plan should be easily accessible. For more information, see the Health Link articles “Anaphylaxis-What is It?” and “Food Allergies and Asthma.” Health Link articles are on the ECELS website. Put the title of the article in the search box located on the home page.
Use the online self-learning modules about Food Allergy or Asthma to learn more about these important topics. These self-learning modules offer 2 hours of PA Keys credit. Reviewed and reaffirmed 4-2019.