Emergency Medication Injections
An emergency medication injection is a medication used for a specific diagnosis or symptom to relieve the acute onset of a potentially life-threatening condition. SHC medical personnel can administer an emergency medication injection to a student. If the student is not currently in our medical office and the symptoms are truly life-threatening, the student should call 911. The SHC has the following emergency injectable medications: epinephrine, dexamethasone (steroid injection), benadryl, and rocephin (injectable antibiotic).
IV Hydration Therapy
IV Hydration Therapy is the use of intravenous (in the vein) fluids. It is used for moderate to severe dehydration, especially when fluids cannot be taken by mouth or when loss of body fluids (through vomiting, diarrhea, or sudden blood loss) is too large to easily make up with fluids by mouth. Call the SHC at 310.506.4316, option 3, for an appointment and evaluation by a medical professional. SHC medical staff will determine the need for IV hydration. Please note our office gives IV hydration but does not give any IV medications.
Other Injectable Medications
Another available injectable medication is medroxyprogesterone (brand name Depo-Provera). The SHC also carries some injectable Biologics, such as Humira. For these medications, prior approval is required, not guaranteed, and is on a case-by-case basis. Prescription is required from the patient's specialist, and other criteria must be met similar to allergy injections as discussed above.