Land O’ Lakes, FL – (February 25, 2020) – Pasco County Schools has partnered with the Florida Department of Health – Pasco County to implement an Epipen in Schools Program and one school already saw the benefit of it.
Effective February 14, two-dose regular and junior Epipens were placed in each Pasco County public school to provide emergency anaphylaxis response during the school day. Within days of the program’s launch, the student health team at Land O’ Lakes High School had to use the life-saving device on a student with a peanut allergy.
At least three staff members on each campus will receive a 30-minute training from the school nurse to prepare them to respond if a student or adult has an anaphylactic reaction. The program is optional for charter schools.