AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
"Battle Over Unlicensed Volunteers Giving Insulin in Schools" (In the News, August) raises an important topic: a child requiring insulin administration may need people other than the school nurse to give the injection.
I'm currently in my senior year of a bachelor of science in nursing program, but I used to teach in a high school and junior college. Some students carried insulin pumps and were able to self-administer injections. But what about the younger students?
When the school nurse is unavailable, other adults with proper training should be allowed to administer insulin injections. It's a potentially life-saving skill akin to the ability to perform CPR.
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