Epinephrine Auto-Injector Shortage Continues
Be aware of the contnuing short of epinephrine auto-injectors in our area.
Plan ahead for the the 2019-20 school year by getting unexpired medication that is prescribed for your student as soon as possible. We do not want your student to miss any school due lack of medication or medication forms.
Contact your pharmacist and health care provider with questions regarding your child's medication. You may also contact the manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors.
Life Threatening Health Conditions
If your student has a life-threatening health condition, BEFORE your student can attend school, you must supply:
- Emergency medications needed at school
- Health care provider orders
- Any necessary supplies or equipment
Your school nurse will develop a nursing care plan for your student BEFORE your child can attend school. Start working with your school nurse as soon as possible to make sure everything is in place so your child is not excluded from school.Life threatening health conditions include severe food allergies, bee sting allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, seizures or a cardiac condition.Washington State law (RCW 28A.210.320 and 392-380 WAC) help your student's school provide for the safety and health of children with life threatening conditions. If the necessary medication, treatment orders and equipment are not provided, the chief administrator of the school is required to exclude the student until the orders, medications, and equipment have been provided. This requirement applies to all students with a life-threatening condition.If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school and ask for the school nurse.