Elements of a strong anaphylaxis action plan include not only the
health history and medical orders from the student's medical provider,
but also the critical communication and training for school staff to be
ready to respond and to be aware of anaphylaxis signs and symptoms.
It takes a team to implement a health emergency action plan.
The team is typically composed of school staff, administration,
teachers, cafeteria manager, transportation, counselor, athletic
trainer, parent, student and nurse. As there is no cure for
life-threatening allergies, it is important to prevent exposure and
provide through awareness education to the entire school staff.
Once a plan is brought to the school by a parent, student
specific precautions and emergency response plans are communicated by
the school nurse to those staff who will be directly involved with the
student emergency response if the need should arise. Attention to the
individual students developmental needs is important to address as well
as confidentiality and emotional support for any student's with a health