|Epipens at School|
Posted Date: 06/08/2017
The health and well-being of your children is of utmost importance to Mexia ISD. The MISD School Health Advisory Council recommended and the board approved having unassigned Epinephrine auto-injectors available at each campus. This is to safeguard your children in the event of an Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) emergency.
If your child has a known anaphylactic allergy, it is required that parents/guardians are responsible for notifying schools of the child’s special health care needs or diagnosis and providing the appropriate medications. These medications may be kept in the schools health room for your child’s use in case of an emergency or if doctor ordered, the medicine may be carried by your student. The appropriate forms may be obtained from your school nurse and need to be updated annually.
We understand that parents/guardian or students may not know of an anaphylactic allergy until an emergency situation arises. MISD requires that all schools train their staff members to recognize signs of anaphylaxis and maintain a stock supply of epinephrine auto-injectors (I.e. EpiPen) for use in case of an emergency. Designated staff members at each school are trained to administer EpiPens. Please be assured that whenever an epinephrine auto-injector is used, whether it belongs to your child or is one of the school’s stock supply, 911 and you will be called.
If you have additional questions, please contact your campus nurse or administrator.