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Asthma and Anaphylaxis

Medications for Asthma and Anaphylaxis

A student with asthma or severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) may be permitted to possess and use prescribed asthma or anaphylaxis medication at school or school-related events only if he or she has written authorization from his or her parent/guardian and a physician or other licensed health-care provider.  The student must also demonstrate to his or her physician/health care provider and the school nurse the ability to use the prescribed medication, including any device required to administer the medication.  The student must carry the inhaler or emergency medication in the properly labeled original container.  Written authorization to self-administer asthma or anaphylaxis medication must be updated annually.

If the student has been prescribed asthma or anaphylaxis medication for use during the school day, the student’s parent/guardian should discuss this with the school nurse or principal.

Asthma Action Plan

If your child has asthma, you need to notify the school nurse.  If your child uses an inhaler, you need to complete a School Asthma Action Plan.  Information and action plan is provided below.  Please complete the action plan and return the form to the school nurse.

School Asthma Action Plan