Resources to implement Emergency Epinephrine Act in DuPage County schools

The DuPage County Health Department is pleased to provide DuPage County schools with resources to implement the Illinois Emergency Epinephrine Act. With life-threatening allergies among children on the rise, this new law permits Illinois schools to keep on hand a supply of potentially life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors, more commonly known as “EpiPens.”

If your school would like to request prescriptions through the DuPage County Health Department, please complete the Prescription for Undesignated Epinephrine and Standing Order for the Administration of School Supplied (Undesignated) Epinephrine Auto-Injectors forms with your school district/school information. E-mail the completed forms to Bev Govednik, School Health Supervisor at bgovedni@dupagehealth.org. These completed forms will be signed by our Medical Officer and then sent back to your school.

Letter to DuPage County Schools about Emergency Epinephrine Act in Illinois

Prescription for Undesignated Epinephrine

Standing Order for the Administration of School Supplied (Undesignated) Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

 

Emergency Epinephrine Act – Physician’s Toolkit – IDPH: 

http://www.idph.state.il.us/pdf/epinephrine_toolkit_8_13_12%20release.pdf

 

School Health

The School Health Program provides consultation and education to schools, preschools, day cares, parents and related professionals in the areas of disease prevention and health promotion.  The Program also provides Vision and Hearing Screenings for preschool through school age children.  

 

Daycare and Preschool Nurse Consulting

The Daycare and Preschool Nurse Consulting Program is a monthly consultation site visit that fulfills the DCFS requirement for nurse consulting services.  Services include nursing consultation on the health and development of children, assistance with health records and other compliance issues, staff training and links to other Health Department services.  This service is provided through a contract with your Daycare Center and is fee-based.