Rachel Gallagher, RN, CPNP, NCSN
School Nurse Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Emergency in Schools
Emergency Action Plan
Policiesand procedure for life-
threatening illness and injury per
CPR/AED Not required but recommended
All School Activities
Itis plan for management of a specific
child potential emergency in the
See this do that - prescriptive
Lay man’s language and friendly
Shouldalign with policies and
procedure of the school district.
Emergency Information Form
(American College of Emergency
Physicians and AAP):
Childrenwith Diabetes (U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services):
with Diabetes: Resources Guide for
Wisconsin Schools and Families (Wisconsin
Department of Health Services):
SeizureAction Plan (Epilepsy
SeizureAction Plan (?):
Asthma Action Plan (American Lung
Asthma Action Plan (DPI/Chronic
Food Allergy Action Plan (Food
Chapter 118.125(2)(d) – “Pupil records
shall be made available to persons
employed by the school district which
the pupil attends who are required to
hold a license and other school district
officials who have been determined by
the school board to have legitimate
educational interest, including safety
interests in the pupil records.
Emergency list - List of students with
potentially life-threatening conditions
that could be shared with all school
personnel in school.
Flag emergencies on Electronic Records
Parentvolunteers on fieldtrips – limit
A 14 year old, Danielle with Von Willebrand
Disease is new H.S. student competing on the
girl’s swim team. The students has passed
the WIAA physical exam for swimming
History of swimming since the age of 8.
Last year, qualified for state participation in
the 12-14 years of age 100 m breast stroke.
Danielle is on continuous birth control with
no menses in the last 3 months.
History of two bleeds while swimming
Ø Right knee bleed as result of fall on the pool
Ø Right wrist bleed as result of impact on hitting
the pool wall at the end of a swimming event
Mom is a single parent and works full-time at
Department of Transportation and part-time
at Kohl’s Department Store.
Ø desamino-8-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP) daily
Ø Factor VIII as needed
Release of information -more info from M.D.
M.D. and parent authorization for treatment
Parent and student history
Emergency action plan
Training of coaching and teaching staff