Anaphylaxis is: is a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal, resulting in circulatory collapse or shock. The allergy may be related to food, insect stings, medicine, latex, nuts, etc. The purpose of the policy is to provide an outline for prevention and care for a student with a known anaphylactic response.
Upon student application, if medical alert- life threatening or severe medical condition- is noted, Parent is asked to complete the medical planning form provided by the school.
For Parent Accompanied Events: Expectation of Parent to assume parental responsibility, carry the epi-pen and administer if needed.
For school run events:
- We require a Permission to Administer Medicine form (updated annually)
- Parent provides Epi- pen onsite
- Stored appropriately with Teacher/ supervisor access and kept nearby
- All those in care of the student throughout the day provided with a copy of the Medical Planning Form and aware of the epi-pen’s location
- Annual staff training with local school nurse provided
- review signs and symptoms
- common allergens
- avoidance strategies
- How to use/administer epinephrine auto- injector
- Discussions to raise team and participant awareness
- Annual refresher required
- Your local school nurse is also a valuable resource and may provide practical training as needed
- Allergic response is immediately treated with epi-pen, not Benadryl
- 911 is called
- Parent to be notified
- Flex representative to accompany to hospital awaiting parent arrival
- Flex representative to call Director of Flex Academy and complete the Accident Report Form.
- Director follows up with family and staff to consider future care considerations
- Student allergy alert information noted within Encom for future reference with note for parents encouraging use of Medic-Alert identification