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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:10 pm 
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Hello,

I haven't posted here in ages but I'm hoping to get some advice please.
My 5-yr old has just started school. He is severely allergic to peanut. We had a successful meeting with his teacher and vice-principal, everyone is on-board about his epipens. We signed a consent form for the school to use the epipen.
He also has asthma, he uses his ventalin only about 2-3x per year, when he has a bad cold. However if he experiences an allergic reaction he may need his ventalin. We have made the school aware of this.
The school board has a separate form for inhaled medications, which includes details about the frequency and time of day the child should take the medication. It seems to be intended more for a regularly-dosed medication, not an in-case-of-emergency medication. I feel it needs to be modified for our situation, and I can work on that.
What bothers me more is, the form includes the statement: " I release any staff member and the Halifax Regional School Board from any legal liability that may result from the monitoring of the administration of such medication."
I'm not sure I'm comfortable signing this.
(Interesting, the form I signed giving consent to use the epipen didn't waive legal liability. )
Has anyone else come across this? Any advice is appreciated.

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6-yr old son: anaphylactic to peanuts; asthma
1-yr old daughter: No known allergies


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Has your doctor created an Asthma Action Plan?
Can you state under frequency "medication to be given according to the physicians orders on the Asthma Action Plan" and provide a copy of the plan?
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However if he experiences an allergic reaction he may need his ventalin. We have made the school aware of this.

If he is experiencing an allergic reaction that is compromising his breathing then they should be administering the Epi-Pen and calling 911. The EMS in my city are able to intubate if required. (not sure where you are or what level of care is provided by the EMS.
Good luck.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:17 am 
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How did you resolve this?


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