UAF investigates improper injections by students

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - University of Alaska Fairbanks officials are reviewing procedures after students in a medical assistant program were told to inject each other with a solution not approved for human use.

Reports say a clinical procedures instructor in the university's Community and Technical College had students repeatedly inject others with a solution intended to only be used on training pads.

About 30 students in two classes were involved. It's not known how many injections students received, but logs show the average student got about 10 injections each. Officials say those logs may be incomplete.

Students have complained of a burning sensation after the injection. Some also had skin irritation.

The instructor has been placed on paid investigatory leave. UAF also is investigating why complaints weren't escalated to administrators.