Life Threatening Conditions

Life Threatening Conditions

  • LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS include (but are not limited to) severe bee or insect stings, food allergies, diabetes, severe asthma, most seizure disorders and certain heart conditions. If your child has been prescribed a rescue medication such as epinephrine, glucagon, or diazepam, this information applies to you.

    RCW (Revised Code of Washington) 28A.210.320 and WAC 392-380-045 are laws mandating that students with life-threatening health conditions may not attend school until they have:

    (1) Treatment orders from a licensed healthcare provider (see below),

    (2) Medication orders from physican if meds are part of treatment plan,

               PERMISSION TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION

    (3) The required medications and supplies at school, and

    (4) A care plan in place with the school nurse.

    (5) Authorization form to exchange medical information with child's physician.

              AUTHORIZATION TO EXCHANGE MEDICAL INFORMATION


    **ALL EMERGENCY CARE PLANS AND RELATED PAPERWORK MUST BE UPDATED

    EVERY SCHOOL YEAR!***


    ALLERGIES  

    Allergy treatment order form and Medication Form

    ◦Epinephrine (Epi-pen or Auvi-Q) and any other medication must be stored in the health office. 

    ◦Students may carry Epinephrine with doctor, parent and school nurse approval.  It is highly suggested to have a back up Epi-pen stored in the school health office.

    -If your child is in after-care, they will need a separate dose of medication stored with the after-care staff.

    ◦Please review the Food and Nutrition Website to determine if your student qualifies for a special diet.

    ASTHMA 

    ◦Asthma Treatment Form (update TBD) and Asthma Treatment Form

    ◦Inhalers may be carried by students with DOCTOR and PARENT approval.  It is preferred to have a back up inhaler in the health office if possible.

    DIABETES 

    -School care plans are usually provided by the child's physician.

    This form is required so the school nurse can exchange information regarding your child's life-threatening condition with the physician treating it: Authorization to Exchange Medical Information

    ◦Emergency Glucagon must be stored in the health office.  Students may also carry another Glucagon on their person with parent and nurse permission.

    ◦Glucometers may be carried by the student or stored in the health office.  Students should have a plan on how to dispose of sharps safely.

    ◦A 72-hour supply of diabetic medication and a shelter-in-school emergency care plan will need to be discussed and agreed upon by the parent and school nurse.  This will be part of your student's 504/Emergency Care Plan.

    ◦Please contact your school nurse to discuss your child's school care plan.

    SEIZURES  

    Seizure Treatment Orders (use this if doctor does not provide school care plan) AND Medication Form

    ◦A 72-hour supply of daily seizure medication and a shelter-in-school emergency care plan will need to be discussed and agreed upon by the parent and school nurse.  This will be part of your student's 504/Emergency Care Plan.

    ◦Please contact the school nurse at (206)393-4344 to discuss your child's specific needs.


     If your child has another health condition that is not listed, please contact the Highland Terrace school nurse if you have questions: ht.nurse@shorelineschools.org or by phone (206) 393-4344.