Why would I be against this? Because Diastat is a goo that must be administered with a syringe. Anally. While a person is undergoing a seizure.
This is a job for a medical professional, it is not a job for someone with a couple hours of training from a doctor. This is also not a job for someone who is forbidden to give a pain reliever to a teenager with a headache.
As I said last year:
I'm sorry your kid gets seizures, but I'm a teacher and not a medical professional, and neither do I desire a career related to medicine. If I desired one, I'd already be in that field. "Duh" just isn't strong enough...That's still my fear.
You know what my fear is? Eventually they'll make it required that I do this.
Our union rep told us about this today, giving us the union's suggestion for what to do if we're asked to volunteer: Just Say No. Their reasons are different from mine, no doubt, but the end result is the correct one.
This is not a job for a teacher.