John, age 8, is brought into the nurse’s office by his mother who states that he has an extreme allergy to peanuts. As a school nurse, what steps will you take to keep Jimmy safe? Who will you notify? What safety measures will you put in place? Relate this to a nursing theory/model and standard(s) of school nursing practice. Attach an Emergency Action Plan. Comment on the impact food allergies has in school nursing practice.
Allergies are reactions by the body which are triggered when exposed to specific allergens such as dust, pollen or food. One of the most common types of food allergy is the peanut allergy. When severe, peanut allergies can cause a potentially fatal reaction called anaphylaxis. The number of attacks for this type of allergy has risen over the years. Children are usually the ones suffering from these attacks since they cannot prepare the food they eat on their own. With this, school nurses play an important role to prevent and keep the children safe from the triggering factors and having attacks inside the school. As a school nurse, it