Back to School #5: The Nurse
Updated: Sep 28
Who do you need to inform about your food allergy?
Well, first engage in a conversation with your nurse – she is the liaison between you and the other school staff members involved in your care.
Be specific about:
What cannot be in your food
How it should be prepared to avoid cross contamination
The treatment plan in case of emergencies
She/he should know how to (and with what medication) treat specific symptoms involved in an allergic reaction.
*Most school policies involve giving the epi-pen straight away*
This information might also be covered in your school form – but there is no harm in reviewing it! *Make sure the medication is stored in a central location (clinic) and is even accessible to office staff if the nurse is unavailable.*