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Attention: Secondary School Athletic Trainers

Posted on August 24, 2014 | | Leave a comment

Three sections of the Missouri Revised Code may help you to provide appropriate emergency care for students at middle and secondary schools. Chapter 167 of the Missouri Revised code addresses Pupil and Special Services. There are statues that address emergency management of asthma, anaphylaxis, and diabetes. The law provides school personnel to have access to medications to such as asthma-related rescue medications, epinephrine, and glucagon and insulin.
You can read the sections of the Missouri Revised Code online. Please search for RSMo 167.62 (Asthma), 167.63 (Anaphylaxis), 167.800 (Diabetes). Athletic trainers are well positioned to work in conjunction with school nurses and other school personnel to manage these medical emergencies in the K-12 system. If you have not done so already, please contact the school nurse at your school to see how you can enhance the medical care of students.

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