Anaphylactic Reactions Protocol

8 Sep

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The York Region District School Board believes that all students and staff are entitled to safe and healthy learning and working environments (Board Policy 661.0, Anaphylactic Reactions).  At Brownridge P.S., there are students and staff with life-threatening allergies (anaphylaxis), and we work together to provide a safe environment for anaphylactic staff, students and members of the community by:

• sharing information about anaphylaxis with the school community or workplace,
• minimizing allergens (e.g. nuts and nut products) that cause anaphylactic reactions, wherever possible, though we acknowledge that it is impossible to ensure the elimination of all allergens in the school,
• developing emergency response procedures in case of accidental exposure, and
• fostering a safe, caring and supportive environment for those at risk of anaphylaxis.

We would remind parents and guardians to immediately inform the school if their child has a diagnosed, life-threatening allergy, and complete and return the Anaphylactic Reactions Protocol Form.  (This needs to be done annually.)  As well, parents are responsible for providing the school with two in-date epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in the event of an anaphylactic reaction.  One epinephrine auto-injector will carried by the student at all times and the other will be kept in the office.

We thanks all parents, students, and community members for their support in making Brownridge P.S. a safe school.