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.
Every school board establishes and maintains their own anaphylaxis policies, procedures, and training strategies in accordance with the:
- Anaphylaxis Protection Order
- 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:
- Life Threatening Health Condition Admission/Registration Form (PDF)
- Anaphylactic Student Emergency Procedure Plan (DOC)
School Anaphylaxis Safety Plan
The following are sample templates you may find helpful when creating your school plan.