Emergency Action Plans

Last Updated: 1/17/2020 8:31 PM

Emergency Action Plan Procedure

Madison County School Health Clinic Emergency Action Plan Procedure

  1. School nurse identifies need for emergency plan by reviewing consents completed by parent/guardian (MCSD 2) or following plans that were initiated in previous school year.
     
  2. If life threatening condition is indicated by parent/guardian on consent, or if child had plan in the previous school year, the parent/guardian will be contacted by letter or telephone call offering to write/update the plan and will be documented outreach under CONTACT TAB in IC.
     
  3. If parent/guardian responds to outreach letter, interview face to face or by phone, for completion of emergency plan and record and sign under CONTACT TAB in IC.
     
  4. Review Madison County Schools Emergency Procedure Guide for specific health condition with parent/guardian and provide a copy for home if applicable.
     
  5. Complete emergency plan under HEALTH CONDITIONS TAB in IC and FLAG if applicable, indicating any individualized instructions, including emergency medications prescribed.
     
  6. Send “Permission to Give Prescription Medications” (MCBE 1) to parent/guardian or Health Care Provider for appropriate signature if emergency medication prescribed.
     
  7. Review Emergency Action Plan procedure with school staff at beginning of each school year and provide updates and support as needed.
     
  8. Provide in-service/instructions for accessing emergency plan from IC to:
    • Teacher (s)
    • OTHER school staff, such as the cafeteria manager and / or bus driver etc.
    • Document in EAP clinic log book and store along with hard copy HEALTH CONDITIONS ALERT REPORT generated any time there is a change/addition.
    • Distribute hard copy HEALTH CONDITIONS ALERT REPORT from IC to principal and put in medication cart and place a copy in the EAP clinic log book.
  9. Have staff sign off on MCSD 247 that they know how to access health condition information in IC.

Diabetes Emergency Procedure

DIABETES HYPOGLYCEMIA (LOW BLOOD SUGAR)

 

Asthma Emergency Procedure

A student with asthma/wheezing may have breathing difficulties

 

Seizure Emergency Procedure

SEIZURES MAY BE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. Immediately contact the School office/School Nurse

2. Always Stay With the Person Until the Seizure Is Over

3. If student is on a school bus – pull over, notify bus garage and call 911

4. Note the time a seizure starts and the length of time it lasts

5. If student is off balance, place on the floor for observation and safety

6. Do NOT forcibly hold the person down or restrain movements

7. Make the person as comfortable as possible

8. Keep onlookers away

9. Move surrounding objects out of the way to avoid injury

10.Do NOT place anything in between the teeth or give anything by mouth

11.Make sure breathing is OK by turning them on their side with their mouth pointing towards the ground. This prevents saliva from blocking their airway.

12.Trained personnel should follow Emergency Action Plan and administer seizure medication prescribed by primary health care provider

13.Principal/Designee notifies parent/guardian

 

CALL 911 if:

  • Prolonged seizure lasting more than 5 minutes or as specified in Emergency Action Plan
  • Student has seizures following one another at short intervals without person regaining consciousness or coming to between seizures
  • Breathing becomes difficult or the person appears to be choking
  • Difficulty breathing after a seizure
  • Pregnancy or any signs of injury
  • Repeated seizures in the same day
  • A first time seizure

 

NEVER LEAVE STUDENT ALONE

 

Mild Allergic Reaction symptoms which may include:

NOSE: itchy, sneezing, sudden runny nose

MOUTH: itchy mouth

SKIN: A few hives or rash in one area, mild itch

GUT: Mild nausea/discomfort

1. Notify School Nurse/ School Office.

2. School Nurse or Trained Personnel give STOCK oral generic antihistamine (BENADRYL) or if (BENADRYL) prescribed by primary care provider.

3. Principal/ Designee notifies parent/guardian.

4. Observe for symptoms of severe allergic reaction.

NEVER LEAVE STUDENT ALONE

 

SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS

CHILDREN MAY EXPERIENCE DELAYED ALLERGIC REACTIONS UP TO 2 HOURS AFTER FOOD INGESTION, BEE STING, ETC.

*****GIVE EPIPEN IMMEDIATELY IF ordered by MD and THE ALLERGEN WAS DEFINITELY EATEN OR KNOWN EXPOSURE, EVEN IF NO SYMPTOMS*****

SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION symptoms which may include:

LUNGS: Short of breath, wheezing, constant cough

HEART: Pale, blueness around mouth or eyes

SKIN: Hives ALL over body, swelling of face and/or neck

GUT: Repetitive vomiting or severe diarrhea

THROAT: Tight, hoarse, trouble swallowing

MOUTH: Significant swelling of the tongue and / or lips

OTHER: Feeling something bad is about to happen, confusion, loss of consciousness

OR: COMBINATION OF MILD OR SEVERE SYMPTOMS FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF
 

1. CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.

2. Contact School Office/School Nurse and send for immediate help. (EPI-PEN/ CPR/First Aid).

3. Trained personnel should GIVE STOCK EPI-PEN OR EPI-PEN prescribed by primary care provider.

4. Principal/Designee notifies parent/guardian.

5. Monitor and remain with student. Provide emergency care until 911 arrives.

6. Move individual only for safety reasons.

 

 

Other Conditions Emergency Procedures

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