Is your child grappling with a potentially life-threatening food allergy? It’s crucial to assess if your child’s school is adequately prepared for an allergy emergency. Now is the time to confirm that essential measures are in place to guarantee your child’s safety.
Key Measures to Check:
- Emergency Care Plan:
Ensure the school has an up-to-date emergency care plan with step-by-step instructions to recognize and treat allergic reactions promptly.
- Epinephrine Device:
Verify the availability and proper storage of a self-injectable epinephrine device at the school. The device’s dose should be current and suitable for your child’s weight. Remember, the epinephrine device and emergency care plan are integral and should always go hand in hand.
- Staff Training:
Confirm that the school and its staff are adequately trained to promptly recognize and manage allergic reactions. In the realm of food allergy emergencies, every second counts.
At Austin Family Allergy and Asthma, we offer assistance in implementing these crucial safety measures. Our commitment extends to providing in-service training at local public or private schools, a program offered free to the community. To schedule a school training session, please contact us at 512-346-7936 or visit our school training site page for more information.
Ensuring the safety of children with food allergies at school is a shared responsibility. Dr. Lieberman and our team are dedicated to supporting the community by providing essential training and assistance. Together, we can create an environment where every child feels secure and supported in their educational journey.