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Actualización urgente: debido a las condiciones de peligro en las carreteras que afectan los autobuses escolares, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery permanecerán cerradas hoy 17 de enero de 2018. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuido en los edificios escolares podrán permanecer abiertos según su horario regular.

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JPD-RB, Emergency Care for Students Experiencing Anaphylaxis

About this Regulation

Regulation: JPD-RB

Last revised: June 20, 2013

Purpose

To establish procedures to provide emergency medical care to any student experiencing an anaphylactic reaction, through the collaborative efforts of parents/guardians, students, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services School Health Services (SHS).

Background

Some students have severe, life-threatening reactions to insect venom, foods, or other substances in the environment and rapidly develop a condition called anaphylaxis. These students will need an immediate injection of epinephrine while awaiting emergency services.

Maryland law directs each local school district to authorize the school nurse and other trained personnel to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to any student who is determined to be or perceived to be in anaphylaxis. Districts are required to provide training for school personnel on how to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis, develop procedures for the emergency administration of auto-injectable epinephrine, develop proper follow-up emergency procedures, and authorize a school nurse to obtain and store at a public school auto-injectable epinephrine to be used in an emergency situation.

Adobe PDF JPD-RB, Emergency Care for Students Experiencing Anaphylaxis 27 K

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