4th Quarter News

Field Trips

With the weather warming up (soon I hope) I'm anticipating some upcoming field trips. Please let health staff know a week before your field trip so we can prepare meds and care plans, and meet with you to review care plans and do training on med administration.

We would appreciate notice anytime you are leaving your classroom with your students as we may need to get in touch with a diabetic for follow-up care, give a medication, or reach a student for another medical issue.

Bee Sting Season Coming Up

Prior Lake School District teacher responsibilities for severe allergic reaction:

· Review classroom activities for potential exposure

· Teach hand washing before and after eating

· Understand allergies, recognize symptoms, know what to do in an emergency, minimize use of food allergens

· Do not exclude students due to allergies

· Provide this information for subs

Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe allergic reaction involving various areas of the body simultaneously. An anaphylactic reaction can occur most commonly in seconds to 2 hours (4 hours or more is possible).

Always err on the side of caution. If a student tells you they ingested or have been exposed to an allergen, send them, accompanied, to the health office or call health office staff immediately even you see no immediate symptoms.

Symptoms might include mouth itching/swelling of lips, tongue, or mouth, itching and/or sense of tightness of the throat, hoarseness, hacking cough, hives, swelling of face or extremities, nausea, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, repetitive coughing or sneezing.

4th Quarter Care Plans

Classroom Care Plan (Blue Asterick): Reminder to recheck your person's documents for updated care plans for students. Ensure subs have access to these as well.

If you have printed out copies of the care plans and no longer have that student 4th quarter, please shred the document.