Anaphylaxis / Epinephrine
The following resources may be used by local school divisions for policy development, training and meeting the needs of students experiencing an anaphylactic emergency in Virginia Public Schools.
Policies & Guidelines
- Guidelines for Recognition and Treatment of Anaphylaxis in the School Setting-This is a Word document. – Revised December 2020
- Sample Anaphylaxis Skills Competency Checklist (Word)
- Sample Auto-injector Skills Competency Checklist (Word)
- Sample Anaphylaxis Policy (Word)
Code Ana – The Code Ana Program is a nationally-recognized program whose mission is to provide free education to schools regarding medical issues – like Anaphylaxis – and empower schools to develop and implement their own school-based medical emergency response plans. Visit Code Ana: Resources for videos for school nurses.
Training Video for the EpiPen Auto Injector – Short video on recognizing anaphylaxis and how to use an EpiPen.
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network – information, programs and resources related to food allergy and anaphylaxis
Safe at School and Ready to Learn: A Comprehensive Policy Guide for Protecting Students with Life-threatening Food Allergies – from the National School Boards Association (PDF)