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January 13, 2006

Helping the Substitute Teachers Keep Your Child Safe

Okay, so you've done a great job educating staff at the beginning of the year. Ran the in-service showing how to use the epi-pen. Sent a letter home to the class parents. All is good, right? Well, until the teacher ends up with the flu and is out for two weeks!

It happened to us... 4 different substitutes over a 2 week period. Every morning meant being ready for a quick in-service before class starts. Sure, the sub should have all the info in the "sub folder", but what if the previous substitute teacher took it home the day before by mistake? Better to have multiple copies in the school office (nurse's office?), just in case.

A one page action plan plan should includes signs and symptoms, and instructions for administering the EpiPen. The EpiPen instructions should include bullet pointed, easy to follow instructions. In an emergency situation, you don't want a substitute teacher trying to replay your verbal instructions in their head.

Posted by David at January 13, 2006 8:42 AM