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Offline fuji

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Training at school
« on: June 07, 2015, 09:56:57 PM »
I know there is probably not a specific answer to my question, I'm just looking for the "usual" answer. If there is one! ;D
Who "usually" does the training for school personnel on anaphylaxis, Epi training and general food allergy awareness?

Apparently last year the principal hired (or asked someone he knew, IDK) from about 3 hours away to do the training. I don't know if the training was sufficient or not, but I called the public health nurse who is now (as of about 6 months ago) the school nurse for all three schools in town and she had no idea. She was not any part of the training whatsoever, but is looking into doing the training this year.
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DH: Mild hayfever
DS24: Grass allergy, very mild hayfever
DS16: Severe grass allergy, mild hayfever
DD14: Peanut allergy, very mild hayfever

Offline Macabre

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Re: Training at school
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 12:10:11 AM »
The head nurse for the school district has done it in elem, MS and HS (in two different states) for us.

Okay, so when DS was little (K?) I actually trained the entire school staff. :misspeak: but that was 12 years ago--early days for awareness yet.


(Edited to correct the many, many typos/autocorrects)
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Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Training at school
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 07:15:04 AM »
All school nurses here train the staff in their buildings every year during teacher orientation meetings just before school starts.

Offline fuji

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Re: Training at school
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2015, 12:37:52 PM »
Thanks! It seemed logical to me that the school nurse would do it! At the beginning of last year there was no school nurse but there has always been a public health nurse! I'm just not sure why he wouldn't have asked her instead of having someone come from 3 hours away! I'm trying to understand these rural ways, but I'm a city folk and I just don't get it!  ???
Me: Mild hayfever, asthma
DH: Mild hayfever
DS24: Grass allergy, very mild hayfever
DS16: Severe grass allergy, mild hayfever
DD14: Peanut allergy, very mild hayfever

Offline ajasfolks2

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Re: Training at school
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 05:12:17 AM »
If there is school nurse, then that is typically who does it . . .

The public health nurse is actualy employee of the county rather than the school district?  It is possible that the charter for the PHNs and relationship with school did not allow for this training for some reason? 

The school DID need to get ana / epi training somehow.  It would be interesting to know more about who actually was hired to do it and how this was paid for?  (Just me, musing.)  Not saying you should post that detail here, but suggesting if you really want to know who/why then there may be some financial info and other details available via FOIA and also in the records at school board meetings and in school regulatons.

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Re: Training at school
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2015, 05:13:29 AM »
I am moving this question / discussion down into the regular Schools area as it seems better fit.   :)
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Offline fuji

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Re: Training at school
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2015, 09:04:59 AM »
Yes, ajsfolks2! I am just musing at this point! Hoping the curiosity doesn't kill this cat! ~)
Me: Mild hayfever, asthma
DH: Mild hayfever
DS24: Grass allergy, very mild hayfever
DS16: Severe grass allergy, mild hayfever
DD14: Peanut allergy, very mild hayfever

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Re: Training at school
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 03:25:22 PM »
Our schools are contracted with the local department of public health-- a public health nurse does trainings upon request.  This is actually a pretty awesome arrangement, because it turns out that the nurse who does those trainings has a child with a LTFA, and also has "no skin in the game" as a school staffer, if you KWIM.  So it's VERY thorough training, and done by someone who has no interest in minimizing accommodations for any individual students-- it's also someone that does a LOT of those trainings around the county, in all kinds of childcare and school settings.

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Offline joanna5

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Re: Training at school
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 08:56:51 PM »
The school nurses do it twice a year here.
David (10/04): Allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and mustard
Allison (9/06): NKA
Ryan (3/11): Allergic to milk and eggs