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Advisory Ruling

Advisory Ruling Epinephrine Administration via Auto-Injector Device MAP Sites-Competency Evaluation Tool

Date: 07/03/2018
Organization: Department of Public Health
Medication Administration Program
Referenced Sources: MAP Policy Manual

MAP Certified staff must be trained in the use of epinephrine administration via pre-filled auto-injector device(s) annually for each individual, that they work with, at risk of anaphylactic shock, who may require epinephrine via pre-filled auto-injector.

  • Refer to MAP Policy 14-2 for the ‘Process for Initiating Epinephrine Administration via Auto-injector Device(s) Curriculum for MAP Certified Staff’.

The Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training must include a demonstration of the correct technique used to administer epinephrine via the pre-filled auto-injector device, including the specific auto-injector that has been prescribed for the individual.

The individual-specific training regarding the use of epinephrine via a pre-filled auto-injector device must include the use of a standardized Competency Evaluation Tool for Epinephrine Administration via Auto-injector Device.

  • Trainers conducting the specialized training should complete the current Competency Evaluation Tool for Epinephrine Administration via Auto-Injector Device (dated 7-3-18) for competency evaluation documentation.

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