Some students who attend school may require emergency care by school staff. These conditions, also called Medical Alert conditions, are diagnosed by a doctor and are potentially life threatening.
Some Medical Alert conditions include:
- Epilepsy/seizure disorder
- Anaphylaxis and/or history of severe allergic reaction
- Severe asthma
- Blood clotting disorders, such as haemophilia
- Other conditions which may require emergency care
Each school district has its own policy and forms on dealing with students with Medical Alert conditions. Contact your local school for more information.
If you have any questions or concerns about Medical Alert conditions, please contact your local health unit, school nurse or health care provider.