Back to School #5: The Nurse

School Nurse

Who do you need to inform about your food allergy?

Well, first engage in a conversation with your nurse – she is the liaison between you and the other school staff members involved in your care.

Be specific about:

  1. What cannot be in your food
  2. How it should be prepared to avoid cross contamination
  3. The treatment plan in case of emergencies

She/he should know how to (and with what medication) treat specific symptoms involved in an allergic reaction. *Most school policies involve giving the Epi-pen straight away*

This information might also be covered in your school form – but there is no harm in reviewing it! *Make sure the medication is stored in a central location (clinic) and is even accessible to office staff if the nurse is unavailable.*

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