New Alabama law allows more people to administer life-saving epinephrine


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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
  • Restaurants
  • 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 to go to for the training and to download a certificate of completion.

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