Management of Anaphylaxis for St. Joseph’s Health Care Workers

Medical Directive ID: 
Lead Contact Person: 
Rhodora Laylo, Coordinator Infection Safety
Physician/Nurse Lead: 
Dr. Elaine Thurgood
Occupational Health and Safety Services
Approval By: 
Medical Advisory Committee
Original Effective Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Revised Date: 
Friday, August 14, 2020
To Be Reviewed Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2023
This Medical Directive Applies to the following sites: 
All SJH sites
This Medical Directive Applies to the following patient population: 

This medical directive provides authority to communicate an order to the Occupational Health Nurses (OHN) and their nurse delegates to administer epinephrine (Adrenaline) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to staff members within St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) who exhibit signs of an allergic or anaphylactic reaction.


All employees, persons with practicing privileges, contract workers, students, and volunteers who carry on activities within St. Joseph’s will have access to this treatment through OHSS. For the purpose of this medical directive, these groups will be collectively referred to as staff members.

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SurnameKnown ByDate Signed
ThurgoodElaineOct 8 2020 10:11:25:530AM