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Letter to Families from Geneva 304 Nurses
March 6, 2019
 
Be advised, Geneva schools are presently unable to secure Undesignated Epinephrine due to lack of supply from the program distributor.   
 
The Board of Education has supported the availability of Undesignated Epinephrine for administration to individuals our nurses assess to be experiencing a severe allergic reaction.   
 
In the absence of Undesignated Epinephrine, our schools will be immediately calling 911 while caring for the individual to the best of our ability.   
 
We will inform families when the supply has been replenished.  
 
This does not impact students for whom allergy management plans and emergency medications from home are presently in place.     
 
Self-Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injector:  
As outlined in our student handbooks, Under Public Act 096-1460, students are permitted to self-administer an epinephrine auto-injector provided that:  
The parents or guardians of the student provide to the school written authorization from the student's healthcare provider containing the following information:  
  • The name and purpose of the medication or epinephrine auto-injector;
  • The prescribed dosage; and
  • The time or times at which or the special circumstances under which the medication or epinephrine auto-injector is to be administered.  
If you have further questions, please contact your child's school nurse. Thank you.    
 
Sincerely,  
Cynthia Blayney, RN BSN PEL-CSN MAEL
Health Services Coordinator
Geneva Community Unit School District #304    
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