Anaphylaxis & Food Allergy
Anaphylaxis is a sudden, life threatening, severe allergic reaction. The most dangerous symptoms include breathing difficulties, a drop in blood pressure or shock.
Common examples of potentially life threatening allergies are those to foods or stinging insects. Other allergic reactions may also occur to medications, latex or while exercising.
The emergency treatment is epinephrine, which is usually supplied in epinephrine auto injectors (example: EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. or Auvi).
While Bonham ISD cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment at school, the district is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the saftey of every child who has allergies. Bonham ISD has developed guidelines to manage students with these life threatening allergies so that they may safely participate in the educational process. Bonham ISD has developed an ALLERGY ACTION PLAN that has the components of the legal requirements included within it. Please contact your clinic assistant before enrollement or at the start of a new school year, to obtain all the proper paper work that will help ensure the safety of your student with an allergy. PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH KNOWN ANAPHYLAXIS ARE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE AN INDIVIDUAL SUPPLY OF EMERGENCY MEDICATION TO THE CAMPUS CLINIC ASSISTANT.
FOOD ALLERGY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PEANUT ALLERGY
Bonham ISD Food Allergy Management Plan will be individualized to all students who have food allergies. Once notified of the student’s allergy, a working partnership with students, parents, student’s physician, clinic assistants and other Bonham ISD personnel, as appropriate, begins the foundation for the development of an individual health plan (IHP). The Child Nutrition Department in collaboration with the parents and the clinic assistant will follow their policy for medical documentation for meal substitution, when applicable.