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When Should I keep my child home from school

Vaccine Clinic

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Treatment Plan

Anaphylaxis is a severe life-threatening allergy reaction to food, latex, insect bites and medication. Please see the attached link for more information on how to manage food allergies in a school setting. 

https://www.aaaai.org/Aaaai/media/MediaLibrary/PDF%20Documents/Libraries/Food-Allergy.pdf

Note: Please make sure to inform health services school staff of any and all allergies and provide needed emergency medicine.

Asthma Action Plan

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe due to a narrowing of the airway.

Tips to manage your asthma:

- Follow your doctor's orders (Asthma Action Plan)

- Make sure to take daily control medication as prescribed

- Avoid asthma triggers

- Take quick acting med (inhaler) as soon as symptoms appear

For more information on how to manage your asthma for optimum daily living visit these links:

https://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/learn-about-asthma/asthma-children-facts-sheet.html

https://www.cdc.gov/pictureofamerica/pdfs/picture_of_america_asthma.pdf

Note: Please make sure to inform health services school staff of any and all allergies or abnormal respiratory conditions such: asthma and provide needed emergency medicine.

Authorization for Medication Administration

All medications must be brought to the school clinic and reviewed by the school nurse and/or health services personnel upon arrival to the school. All medications will be given according to state and district policy. All medications must be in the orginal container and properly labeled - both prescription and nonprescription. Only those medications that are necessary for a student's medical care and that cannot be given outside of school hours will be administered.  No student is allowed to carry medication unless it is for emergency use only and has written authorization from the student physician present in the clinic.

According to the Nurse Practice Act, the school nurse may refuse to give any medication or specified dosage that may be considered not in the best interest of the student. 

All medication administration written doctor's orders must be renewed and presented to the school clinic at the beginning of each school year. At the end of the school year all medications will be returned to you. All medications not picked up by the last school day will be discarded.

Diabetes Management Permission Form

Seizure Emergency Medication and Management Plan

Other Resources

Texas Immunization Requirements for Grades K-12

http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-requirements.aspx

Area Immunization Clinics