Nurse - Peanut Allergy Information


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Does your child/student carry an Epi-Pen in elementary school? Is the child actually carrying it or is a teacher/adult responsible to carry it? Does it travel around the school with him/her to recess, specials, etc?

By MadelynesMom on Sep 9, 2013

Yes, my daughter does have her epipen in her back pack as a backup. Of course there is also one in the nurses office with required paperwork.

By angelmom3 on Sep 9, 2013

Yes, my son carries two Auvi-Q's in a fanny pack around his waist. His teacher and the nurse have a copy of his Allergy Action Plan and he carries a copy with his epinephrine too. He wears it everywhere when he's not at home.

By tomanyfoodalergies on Sep 19, 2013

my daughter has one at school but it is the nurses office they wont let her carry it around with her.

By jlundy on Sep 24, 2013

We have several epi-pens as well as his inhaler in various locations at the school. One set is kept in his classroom, on the second floor. One set is kept in the front office, located near the playground and one set is kept in the gym teacher's office. If they go on field trips or anything like that, then the teacher carries them with her. This has worked well and he is in the second grade. Granted, we have to get 3 of each just for the school, but I would rather be safe.

On a side note, at the end of each school year, I always make treat bags for the students to take home to their parents that includes a note of "thanks" for observing my son's allergy restrictions throughout the year when snacks are brought in. This helps keep it fresh in the parent's mind and shows my appreciation for their assitance.