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Emergency Medications Toolkit

Release Date: 11/15/2020
Expiration Date: 11/15/2025

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Toolkit Overview

Emergency or rescue medications are an important life-saving tool in the school nurse’s office. School nurses are experts at understanding chronic conditions and responding to health emergencies, particularly for their students with asthma, allergies, diabetes and seizure disorders. To assist school nurses in this work, NASN has assembled a toolkit to resources to support school nurses in implementing evidence-based practice for emergency medication administration.

This toolkit contains the following:
  • Policy development practice tools including:
    • steps school nurses need to take to seek out and review the limits and requirements of practice in their state/district/school;
    • guidelines for advocating for evidence-based school health policy;
    • guidelines for implementing common legal requirements; and
    • model policies.
  • Evidence-based practice tools including:
    • model protocols for medication administration;
    • algorithms for management of medical emergencies;
    • checklists for practice concerns/medication management and delegation for medication administration; and
    • protocol for delegation of emergency medication.


Bette Carr, MSN, RN, NCSN-E
School Health Associates

Teresa DuChateau, DNP, RN
School Health Associates

This activity is supported by contributions from Lilly, Neurelis, Inc. and Viatris (formerly Mylan).