Emergency Health Care Plan for Food Allergies

Emergency Health Care Plan for Food Allergies shows how and when to use an Epi-Pen during an allergic reaction.

Emergency Health Care Plan for Food Allergies shows how and when to use an Epi-Pen during an allergic reaction.

In the ongoing battle of keeping food allergic kids safe at school, camp, dance, swimming, Tae Kwon Do, or any other recreational sport for that matter it takes lots of planning.  One of the most important things that I have done is create Emergency Health Care Plans for Food Allergies for both of my boys.  I laminate them with a photo of each allergic kid and on the back is step-by-step directions on the use of an Epi-Pen.  These fact sheets are distributed all over each school and are even hanging in my kitchen for babysitters or friends who come over and are curious about what to do in case of a allergic reaction.  I also keep a copy in each medicine bag at school, home and in the car.

I have found that our Emergency Health Care Plans for Food Allergies open up communication and helps other parents who read it at school to be mindful of my kids’ allergies. 

Take a look here.   Emergency Health Care Plan for Food Allergies

I’m curious.  What do you use to communicate with others about your child’s food allergies?  Please share your tips here.

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7 responses to “Emergency Health Care Plan for Food Allergies

  1. This is such a great idea! All parents should have this available for their child’s schools and care takers. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Roo. I find our health plans invaluable for our schools.

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  4. We have one fairly similar to yours for Ethan! I should post that sometime. 😉

  5. Thanks for visiting Jenn. I would love to see Ethan’s plan. How are his allergies these days? Hopefully things are improving for him.

  6. We just did a 4 day test (that ended today) as a pre-cursor for seeing if he might be able to tolerate another chicken challenge. The results were inconclusive. 😦 So, looks like we’ll be chatting about that challenge come Monday. We should do lunch or something some day and chat! 🙂 I’ve been holding off on re-doing his action plan based on these results, but it looks like we’ll just stick with the old one for now. Darn. lol. Other than that, he’s made some decent improvements over the last couple of years – which is wonderful! Still challenging though…

  7. A travel bag in the car is helpful. My grandson started to have a reaction one day at my house and luckily his Mom had childrens Benadryl in the car. (I actually found a less expensive formula that the King Soopers pharmacist confirmed was the same as Benedryl. I’ll have his Mom check it out the next time she comes over.)

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