New Alabama law allows more people to administer life-saving epinephrine
ALABAMA- Should someone have a potential life-threatening allergy reaction, members of the public are now allowed to have a single-does epinephrine auto-injector to use when needed. This access is due to the new Alabama law.
Severe allergic reactions may only leave minutes to save a life. Which is why epinephrine pens are so important.
The law allows the following to keep and use an auto-injector with limited or no liability:
- Colleges and universities
- Child cares and camps
- Amusement parks
- Places of employment
- Youth sports leagues and sports arenas
The Alabama Department of Public Health is providing online training for anyone who would like to learn how to administer epinephrine. The training is a 16-minute video that promotes the importance of how to use the auto-injectors. Here is the website http://www.adph.org/nursing/ to go to for the training and to download a certificate of completion.