Essay on Allergy and Care Plan

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Guidelines for Management of
Anaphylaxis in Educational
Establishments

Table of Contents
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................1

Causes of severe allergic reaction................................................................................................3

Primary prevention........................................................................................................................3

Roles & Responsibilities ..............................................................................................................4
The School ..............................................................................................................................4

The School Meals Service........................................................................................................5

The Parents/Carers: ................................................................................................................6

The Pupil: ................................................................................................................................6

School Health Team: ................................................................................................................7

Symptoms and Signs of Allergic Reaction ....................................................................................8
Minor reactions ........................................................................................................................8

Severe reactions ......................................................................................................................8

Treatment - General Information ..................................................................................................9
Antihistamines ..........................................................................................................................9

Asthma medication ..................................................................................................................9

Adrenaline/epinephrine ............................................................................................................9

Storage of EpiPen®/Anapen® ....................................................................................................11

Individual Care Plan....................................................................................................................12
Indemnity ................................................................................................................................12

Consent ..................................................................................................................................12

Training for staff......................................................................................................................12

Care Plan for child ..................................................................................................................12

APPENDIX 1 ..............................................................................................................................17
FORM AM1: Medication plan for a pupil with medical needs ................................................17

FORM AM2: Request for a school to administer medication..................................................19

APPENDIX 2 ..............................................................................................................................21

FORM AM6: Template for a record of medical training for staff..............................................21

APPENDIX 3 ..............................................................................................................................23
Care Plan for Child ................................................................................................................23…