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Anaphylaxis Awareness in EICS

Posted March 16, 2017

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Food allergies are the most common cause, but insect stings, medication, latex and exercise (typically after eating a specific food) can also cause a reaction. It is vital that our schools are trained to respond appropriately and quickly to deal with these situations.   

Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis can include:

  • Tingling, numbness, pain in the lips and tongue
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and face
  • Flushing of the face and body
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue and throat
  • Difficulty swallowing, wheezing, coughing, difficulty talking and breathing
  • Hives, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Weakness and dizziness, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, death.

EICS has an extensive set of procedures and resources for staff/students/families in dealing with anaphylaxis in our school settings.  

Documents include:

Admin Procedure 317 Anaphylaxis Or Severe Allergies November 2016

Admin Procedure 317 Appendix A Resources

Admin Procedure 317 Appendix B Roles And Responsibilities


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