Post-Secondary Professionals: University of Victoria launches stock epinephrine program

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Nicole Fetterly, RDStock epinephrine is an epinephrine auto-injector (e.g. EpiPen®) that is not prescribed to a specific person and can be used in an emergency. The University of Victoria (UVic) launched its stock epinephrine program in July 2018. We spoke to Nicole Fetterly, RD, Coordinator, Nutrition Programming & Services about the new program.

Q. How did this program get started?
A. After learning from Food Allergy Canada that stock epinephrine is a recommended practice for keeping our customers with food allergies safe, I proposed this program to Student Health and Campus Security. As the campus dietitian, one of my primary responsibilities is helping to manage our food allergy labelling and communications as well as supporting our students with food allergies in navigating our menus.

It seemed only fitting to advocate for a stock epinephrine program to help manage an anaphylactic reaction on our campus. We had also started a stock naloxone program in 2017 so we had a precedent for having life-saving stock medications available to our Campus Security first responders…

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Quelle: Food Allergy Canada
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