Medication Administration: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Medication Administration: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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.

  1. Full Course - 20 minutes
    This version is designed for all school staff.
Course Authors
Carol Jones, RN
Carol Jones has been a school nurse in the Peninsula School District in Gig Harbor, Washington, for more than 20 years. She also serves as the lead nurse and coordinates health and safety training programs for district employees. Jones has additional experience as an emergency department nurse, a public health nurse and a medical-surgical instructor in a diploma nursing program.


Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey, RN, MA
Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey, RN, MA, has served students as a Credentialed School Nurse and School Administrator for over 30 years. For the past 17 years, Lucinda has developed and implemented a wide variety of school health and safety programs. She 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.