What emergency protocols do you have in your school?

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by RNTadaaaa RNTadaaaa Member Nurse

Specializes in Telemetry, Orthopedic, M Surg, School RN. Has 13 years experience.

Hello fellow nurses,

As my chronic diagnosis list for asthma grows I wonder how I'm going to keep track of who has a current MAF (medication administration form) and who doesn't during an emergency outside of the medical office.

Not knowing a name hasn't stopped me from responding and initiating emergency care before but since I'm not able to administer my stock rescue inhaler without a current MAF here in NY, I'd like to be able to quickly check if the student has one or not. I've already made a list of who has what and their diagnosis which I keep in my emergency bag.

I've been thinking to have certain things implemented during a call for the nurse, such as the students name and what they think is happening.

Meanwhile we're hoping that all parents will comply with bringing in a current MAF.

What emergency call tactics have you requested at your school?

RNTadaaaa

RNTadaaaa

Specializes in Telemetry, Orthopedic, M Surg, School RN. Has 13 years experience. 98 Posts

*taps mike* anyone?

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing. 3,029 Posts

I don't have a stock inhaler. If a student needs one and the parent will not comply, I'm calling 911 if needed in an emergency asthma situation. That is the protocol I have and administration supports it.

When I get a call for an emergency, I request certain info - sometimes I get, othertimes it is a panicked "I don't know." My "go-kit" (a plastic very large shower caddy filled with bandages, BP cuff, gloves, etc). I do get the student's name and automatically do a scan of my inhaler/Epi pen wall (I use an over the shoe rack), grab it if they have it and go. I also scan a list saved on desktop that I call my Asthma/severe allergy list. I note if a student self-carries on it and open it if I'm in my office and hear the word "emergency."

RNTadaaaa

RNTadaaaa

Specializes in Telemetry, Orthopedic, M Surg, School RN. Has 13 years experience. 98 Posts

Great ideas! Thank you. I have the list saved but not to my desktop. Saving now for additional access.

BeckyESRN

BeckyESRN

1,262 Posts

I also save my list and emergency plans as a pdf and send it to my cell phone so that I have no matter where I am in building. As for the parents that don't send in you med slips, maybe keep a list of those that you CANNOT administer standing order med to?