Washington Training Courses

Health Emergencies: Life-Threatening Allergies (WA)

This course is a concise tutorial designed for all staff members. Life-threatening allergies are steadily increasing, and all employees must know the basics and be ready to respond to ensure the safety of students and staff. This course covers examples of life-threatening allergies that are common among students, the definition and explanation of anaphylaxis, symptoms of anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock, an overview of Epi-Pens and their proper use, and importance health care considerations in minimizing allergic reactions.

Course length: 15 minutes

Author: Carol Jones

Carol Jones has been a school nurse in the Peninsula School District in Gig Harbor, Washington for over 20 years. She also serves as the lead nurse and coordinates health and safety training programs for district employees. Carol has additional experience as an emergency department nurse, a public health nurse, and as a medical-surgical instructor in a diploma nursing program.