On Your Side: WNCT looks at how schools in the East administer Epipens

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) -Epipens have been the topic of discussion for the past few weeks.

WNCT 9 On Your Side took a closer look at how schools administer the lifesaving drug in the east.

Since school nurses aren’t always on campus, additional members of the school’s staff have been trained to give the treatment.

“Our school nurses train all of our first responders in the school, we have a minimum of two in each school that are trained to recognize anaphylaxis and to use that epinephrine pen,” Terri Joyner, Manager of Pitt County Schools Health Program.

Teachers keep track of Epipens for elementary school students.

Middle schoolers can have theirs held at the front office and in high school, students can carry their own but are required to sign forms stating it’s for personal use.

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