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For official copies of board policies and procedures please contact the superintendent's office at (253) 583-5190 or email supt@cloverpark.k2.wa.us

Anaphylaxis Prevention

The Clover Park Board of Directors expects school administrators, teachers and support staff to be informed and aware of life threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and how to deal with the resulting medical emergencies. For students, some common life threatening allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, fish, bee or other insect stings, latex and some medications. Affected students require planned care and support during the school day and during school sponsored activities.

Parents/guardians are responsible for informing the school about their student’s potential risk for anaphylaxis and for ensuring the provision of ongoing health information and necessary medical supplies. The district will take reasonable measures to avoid allergens for affected students. The district will also train all staff in the awareness of anaphylaxis and prepare them to respond to emergencies. Additionally, student specific training will be provided for appropriate personnel.

Even with the district’s best efforts, staff and parents/guardians need to be aware that it is not possible to achieve a completely allergen-free environment. However, the district will take precautions to reduce the risk of a student having an anaphylactic reaction by developing strategies to minimize the presence of allergens in schools.

The superintendent will establish procedures to support this policy.

 

Cross References: Policy 3416 Medication at School
Policy 3418 Response to Student Injury or Illness
Policy 3419 Self-Administration of Asthma and Anaphylaxis Medications

 

Legal References: RCW 28A.210.383 Anaphylaxis – Policy Guidelines –Procedures – Reports
WAC 392-380 Life Threatening Health Condition

 

Adoption Date:  09.10.12

Clover Park School District

Revised: 01.05.15

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