JHCCB-E-8: Strategies in Prevention and Management of Anaphylaxis in the School Setting

J: Students



In addition to the usual school safety precautions applying to field trips, the following procedures should be in place to protect the anaphylactic child.

  • A separate “serious medical conditions” section is included as a part of the school’s registration/permission forms for all field trips in which the details of the anaphylactic student’s allergens, symptoms, and treatment can be recorded. A copy of this information should be available on site at any time during the field trip.
  • All supervisors, staff and parents are required to be aware of the identity of the anaphylactic child, the allergens, symptoms, and treatment.
  • A supervisor with training in the use of the epinephrine injector is assigned responsibility for the anaphylactic child.
  • If practical, a cellular phone for buses should be considered for use on field trips.
  • The parent of the anaphylactic child is required to provide several epinephrine injectors to be administered every 10 to 15 minutes en route to the nearest hospital, if breathing problems persist or if symptoms reoccur.
  • If the risk factors are too great to control, the anaphylactic child may be unable to participate in the field trip.  Parents should be involved in this decision.

DMT Responsibility: AS-HR