I may be accompanying a group of students on an outdoor education field trip in Wisconsin. I have two questions with regard to scope of practice:
1. Do I need to have a Wisconsin nursing license to cover these 50 hours or so while we are in Wisconsin?
2. In Illinois non-nursing staff are allowed to administer an EpiPen in the event a student with a known allergy were having an anaphylactic reaction. Is this the accepted practice in Wisconsin or must a trained health care provider administer the Epinephrine?
I have applied for the Wisconsin nursing license, just to be safe. I have not received the license and am not sure I will receive this license in time.
I very much appreciate your comments and advice in this matter.
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