Keeping students with life threatening allergies safe at school is a cooperative effort between parents, students, physicians, and school staff. If your child has a life-threatening allergy and will need medication at school you will need to have an Allergy Action Plan completed by your child’s healthcare provider. For more information please call or visit your campus school nurse.
According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) almost 10% of all children have asthma; it is the leading cause of missed school days. Your child’s school nurse will work with you to help manage asthma at school and to decrease the number of days missed due to asthma related illnesses.
AISD Health Rooms are equipped with nebulizers. Your child can be assessed by the nurse and receive treatments if you complete a medication authorization form and provide a mask or mouthpiece, medication chamber, tubing, prescription medication, and a physician’s order. Metered dose inhalers can also be kept in the clinics for the nurse to administer.
House Bill 1688 was passed into law during the 2001 Texas Legislative Session allowing students to carry and self-administer asthma medications (along with other emergency medications) while at school or school related functions with written documentation from parents and physician. If you are interested, complete and return an Asthma and/or Allergy Plan to your campus nurse. For more information or for questions please call or visit your school nurse.