Epipens at school

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/1999 - 8:52am
Cynthia's picture
Joined: 02/04/1999 - 09:00

Thanks for all the great information and suggestions! Recently, we sent a letter to the school principal to let her know that we will not tolerate the current situation with the Epipens. We got our allergist to write a letter stating that the Epipen must be with our son at all times. Nigel's teacher is much more willing to help and will be formerly trained on use of the Epipen. The school nurse sounded scared when we spoke! For now Nigel can carry his own Epipen until the nurse speaks with the allergist and with the school board. We also wrote a letter to be distributed to other parents of children with allergies requiring Epipens. The nurse does not want to give them out yet as she is too busy and wants to deal with the Nigel issue first! I know we are not the only parents at this school with peanut allergies and it is frustrating that no one else has done anything yet. We believe that children must be with their Epipens at all times- what if someone else had to pick up my child at school, at least he would be with his Epipen!
I will keep you updated.
I just received a copy of the Canadian School Boards handbook on Anaphylaxis - it is great!! I am now going to print out Laura's info. Thanks, Cynthia,,,,,,,,,,



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