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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Dr. Angela Chomokos
Principal

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Health Information/Emergency Form

Medication Guidelines

Request for Giving Medication at School

Permission to Carry an Inhaler Form

Permission to Carry an EPI-Pen Form

Diabetes Medical Orders

Diabetes Management Guidelines

Seizure Individual Plan

Parent Seizure Questionnaire

FARE Allergy Action Plan

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Should You Keep Your Child Home From School?

Nutrition Guidelines

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Diabetes Management Guidelines

Diabetes in School Aged Children

Type 1, Insulin Dependent Diabetes is the most prevalent type of Diabetes Mellitus among school age children. Type 2 Diabetes is increasingly being seen among school age children due to lifestyle changes and the rise in childhood obesity. Diabetes requires coordinated management in the school setting with the School Nurse, Health Assistants, Teachers and designated staff members. Diabetes is a manageable chronic condition. If poorly controlled, however, it can be potentially life threatening, as well as may affect the student's health and ability to learn. Students with Diabetes also have specific rights under Section 504 of the American Disabilities Act and may require a 504 plan depending on the extent of their needs.

Catalina Foothills School District Diabetes Management Goal

To maximize students' academic performance and physical well being in a healthy and safe learning environment through education, co-operation and awareness of Diabetes management at school.

School Responsibilities

  • To ensure safe Diabetes management at school, the School Nurse will meet with the student’s parents to develop an Individual Healthcare Plan. (IHP)
  • The IHP will consist of interventions the student will or may need during the school day. Included, but not limited to: there will be guidelines that describe which actions may be taken by the School Nurse, or School Nurse designee, the Health Assistant, non-medical school personnel, as well as guidelines for when to activate Emergency Medical Services.
  • The School Nurse will ensure medications and emergency rescue medications have a Health Care Provider’s order and parent signature for administration at school and/or for the student to self - administer their medications.
  • The School Nurse will ensure medications are appropriately stored.
  • Using the student’s school Diabetes Individual Health Plan, the School Nurse will ensure that all school personnel that the student interacts with during the school day are informed of and understand Diabetes, in particular hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and that they know what to do in an emergency.
  • School staff designated to assist with the student’s Diabetes management will be identified in each student’s IHP. The school staff will be provided with training from the parent/guardian specific to the individual student’s needs, and have access to professional School Nurse back up.
  • The School Nurse will provide the student’s teachers with a copy of the confidential and personalized “Teacher Diab etes Information” form for their use and for placement in the Substitute Teacher book.

Family Responsibilities

  • The parent/guardian will notify the School Nurse of their student’s Diabetes.
  • The parent/guardian will provide written documentation, instructions and medications, as directed by a licensed Health Care Provider. The Diabetic Medical Orders Form must be updated and submitted to the School Health Office annually, along with the Diabetic Intake Form and 504 Plan, if necessary.
  • In collaboration with the School Nurse, a Diabetes Health Care Plan will be developed that accommodates their student’s health needs throughout the school day. This may include but not be limited to: the classroom, food services, after school care program, during school sponsored activities, on the bus.
  • The parent/guardian will provide properly labeled medications as per Catalina Foothills School District medication policy, and any additional labeled Diabetes management supplies, snacks, etc.
  • The parent/guardian will replace any expired medications, (i.e. opened insulin greater than 30 days.) • The parent/guardian will be responsible for educating their student in age-appropriate self management of their Diabetes including but not limited to:
    • Symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
    • Strategies for avoiding low or high blood sugars (hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia)
    • How and when to tell an adult that they may be having blood sugar related problem.
    • Carbohydrate counting (if age-appropriate)
    • Ketone testing
  • The parent/guardian will provide emergency contact information and update promptly if it changes
  • The parent/guardian will provide training to designated non-medical personnel in skills needed for their students’ Diabetes management at school which may include but not be limited to finger stick blood testing, glucagon preparation, administration and precautions, proper use of insulin pen or pump.

Student Responsibilities

The student’s responsibility at school will include but not be limited to:

  • Follow their Health Care Provider’s medical orders for school.
  • Follow the Diabetes IHP for school.
  • Be proactive in his/her Diabetes management based on age and developmental appropriateness.
  • Be aware of personal symptoms of high and low blood sugar (age–appropriate)
  • Inform teacher of any symptoms of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.
  • Contact the school Health Office for assistance or walk with another student or adult to the Health Office if blood glucose levels are outside of the pre-designated range.
  • Make appropriate food choices and know personal reaction to activity/exercise (age– appropriate).


References:

http://www.diabetes.org/

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/healt...

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/healt...

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