Epinephrine administration is now considered part of Azle ISD's emergency health treatment if anaphylaxis is suspected.
Anaphylaxis is a potentially severe or life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur very quickly, as fast as within a couple of minutes of exposure to an allergen. It can be triggered by an allergy to a particular food (peanuts or shellfish, for example), biting or stinging insects, medication, latex, or a variety of other allergic triggers.
Azle ISD campuses will now have the medication epinephrine on each campus to administer in case of a life-threatening anaphylactic emergency during the time students are in the building. Emergency services will be called if the medication is administered, however, this allows a faster initial response by trained staff.