Health Information you should know.
Medication Request Form: This document is needed when there is ANY type of medication that will be on school property. The document must be present with any medication, whether it is Over the Counter or prescription. The form must have both physician and parent signatures present with the medication order.
Asthma Action Plan: An asthma action plan (also called a management plan) is a written plan that you develop with your doctor to help control your asthma. The asthma action plan shows daily treatment, such as what kind of medicines to take and when to take them. Your plan describes how to control asthma long term AND how to handle worsening asthma, or attacks. The plan explains when to call the doctor or go to the emergency room. Remember: If medication is kept at school, a Medication Request form needs to also be filled out with each medication.
Diabetic Action Plan: This plan explains all about diabetes management and treatment, including
- Target blood sugar range and whether your child needs help checking his or her blood sugar
- Your child’s specific hypoglycemia symptoms and how to treat hypoglycemia
- Insulin or other medication used
- Meal and snack plans including for special events
- how to manage physical activity/sports.
This works with your child’s daily needs and routine. Remember: If medication is kept at school, a Medication Request form needs to also be filled out with each medication - this would mean one for the insulin and one for Glucagon. Be sure to document if the student is carrying the Glucagon or if it is to be kept in the office.
Allergy/Anaphylaxis Action Plan: This written document outlines recommended treatment in case of an allergic reaction, signed by a child’s physician and includes emergency contact information. It should be on file for every student with food allergies and updated each year in the school office. Remember: If medication is kept at school, a Medication Request form needs to also be filled out with each medication.
Seizure Action Plan: This form can help organize the student's seizure information and have it available when and where it is needed at school. A prepared plan can help you know what to do to prevent an emergency or tell others what to do in emergency situations. This should be filled out by parent and physician each year and turned in to the office with any medication that may be necessary during a school day. Remember: If medication is kept at school, a Medication Request form needs to also be filled out with each medication.