Est. time: 21 min

The incidence of allergies in children has increased significantly in the last two decades. School districts can reduce the risk of exposure to allergens by working with students, parents, and physicians to minimize risks and provide a safe educational environment for students with allergies. Written by Deanna Culberson, a school nurse at Utica Community Schools, updated by Michael Livovich, and reviewed by Carolyn Danielson LPN, this tutorial will review what an allergy is; causes of allergies; common allergens; allergic reactions; symptoms of allergies; Medications for allergies; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 eligibility; allergy management plans; treatment and administration of medications; Epi Pens; training requirements; and preventing exposure to allergens.

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