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School Strategies in Place for Management of Allergic Emergencies

Strategies in place for KNOWN history of life threatening allergy Strategies in place for UNKNOWN history of life threatening allergy

(Approximately 25% of epinephrine administrations)

  • Food Allergy Emergency Care Plan
  • Updated, reviewed, accessible
  • With permission to be shared with all responsible for students care
  • Kept in an accessible but secure location
  • Non-licensed staff trained to administer auto-injector when school nurse is not immediately available
  • In most states currently only licensed professionals can administer epinephrine to those experiencing anaphylaxis without a prior known allergy*
  • Standing epinephrine orders*
  • Stock epinephrine*
  • Identification of students with life threatening allergies
  • Child specific auto-injectors (enough for second available dose)
  • Delegate training*
  • Full time school nurse
  • Rapid identification of allergic reactions and immediate contact of school nurse and/or 911(especially if nurse not immediately available)
Strategies in place for ALL students and staff (with known and unknown history of life threatening allergies)
  • Full time school nurse
  • Universal staff training and consider staff wide drills
  • Emergency procedures/plan familiar to all staff
  • Communication device available to contact school nurse and 911
  • 911 and transport by ambulance to emergency department
  • Do raise the student to an upright position

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