Schoolteachers and nurses learn to use EpiPens and first aidBy Laura Herbert
November 28, 2012
SCHOOL teachers and nurses took part in a training session on how to use EpiPens and other first aid.
Around 50 staff from Bracknell schools took part in the 90-minute session run by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT).
The training took place at Pines Primary Professional Centre based at The Pines Primary School, in Hanworth Road, last month.
Epipens are autoinjectors which deliver an adrenaline shot to treat acute allergic reactions. The sessions also included training in basic epilepsy and asthma awareness.
Caroline Farrell, community staff nurse, said: “The School Nursing Service aims to deliver quality medical needs training for school staff across Bracknell Forest.
“Having staff attend The Primary Professional Centre for their medical needs training means that staff have uninterrupted, protected learning time in a more conducive learning environment. Feedback from our first session has been extremely positive.”