To provide a safe educational environment for a student with severe allergies, schools, parents/guardians, physicians, and the student must work together. The school public health nurse will work with the family and physician to develop an Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP) for the student.
Parents or guardians enrolling a student with severe allergies should contact the school principal as early as possible so that a safe plan can be instituted.
Flier for Management of Life-Threatening Allergies Guidelines
The following links provide information regarding FCPS policies and procedures, as well as additional resources.
Websites of interest:
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
FCPS to Keep EpiPens in All Schools
New Allergy Management Guidelines in FCPS
Lorraine Trouton, Health Specialist
October 21, 2014