Life Threatening Allergies
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Food allergy is believed to be the leading cause of anaphylaxis outside the hospital setting, causing an estimated 30,000 emergency department visits each year in the U.S. Please be sure to notify your school nurse if your student has a know allergy to any foods including but not limited to tree nuts and peanuts. Even if any reaction your child has had seems mild each subsequent reaction can be more serious than the first one. It is extremely important that the school is aware of any-no matter how slight-reaction your child has had to food(s).
If your child has any severe allergies the following forms should be completed and brought to the clinic with any necessary medications:
1. Life Threatening Allergy Medical Management Plan (includes medications and dosages) **must be updated and signed by your healthcare provider every school year
2. Epi-Pen with prescription date on it (please check the expiration date), and an antihistamine(such as Benadryl) if your child’s plan calls for it.
McKinney ISD clinics do not stock or carry epinephrine/Epi-Pens other than those supplied by the student’s parent or guardian.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Amy Marland BSN, RN. NCSN @469-302-6914/469-302-7014
The appropriate forms can be found on the MISD web site under "Health Services." See link below.