Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and can possibly be fatal. Food or insect stings are the most common allergens to trigger a reaction. The highest incidence of anaphylaxis occurs in school-aged children making it essential that schools have an anaphylactic safety plan.

School Policies

Every school board establishes and maintains their own anaphylaxis policies, procedures, and training strategies in accordance with the Anaphylaxis Protection Order and the BC Anaphylactic and Child Safety Framework (PDF)
Cadre conceptuel pour la sécurité des enfants sujets à l’anaphylaxie en Colombie-Britannique (PDF).

Planning with Parents

Work closely with parents to build a plan that:

  • Ensures a safe school environment free of allergens
  • Outlines student responsibilities for carrying their EpiPen
  • Defines specific actions to be taken in emergency situations

Use the following forms to complete the planning process:

School Anaphylaxis Safety Plan

The following are sample templates you may find helpful when creating your school plan:

Training School Staff in Anaphylactic Safety

Planning and Strategy

Promoting School Awareness

External Resources 

Resources for Parents

HealthLinkBC

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