California Training Courses

Medication Administration: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (CA)

The goal of this course is to provide school staff members with a basic understanding of the procedures required to safely administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a student. Topics covered include common allergens found in a school setting, signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, general administration instructions for all epinephrine auto-injectors, and simple first aid steps to support the student.

Course length: 23 minutes

Author: Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey & Carol Jones

Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey, RN, MA, is Director of Student Services for Visalia Unified School District in California. Lucinda has served students as a Credentialed School Nurse and School Administrator for over 30 years. In the early years, Lucinda worked primarily with students and their migrant families. For the past 17 years, she has developed and implemented a wide variety of school health and safety programs for Visalia Unified School District. Lucinda also provides community and school level trainings for the California Department of Education and other state and national organizations regarding School Safety Issues, Crisis Response Planning, Bullying and Harassment Prevention, School Nursing Practices, and Coordinated School Health Programs.

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.