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Students with Medical Conditions in Vancouver Schools

Children with medical conditions such as seizures, asthma or diabetes should have a care plan completed and stored at the school. Parents, schools and the school public health nurse all have a role to play in keeping children safe and healthy.
Vancouver school health manual - Section 14: Children with medical conditions

Role of parents

  • Make the school aware of their child’s medical condition and provide updates if this condition changes.
  • Assist the school in completing a care plan for their child.
  • Provide appropriate medications both for management and emergency and determine a plan with the school about where and how these should be kept and administered.

Role of schools

  • Keep a record of students who have identified medical conditions
  • Ensure that care plans for students with medical conditions are updated regularly
  • Consult with your school’s public health nurse if you have questions about a care plan for a student
  • Ensure that appropriate staff are trained for glucagon administration

Role of VCH

  • Act as a resource and consultant regarding complex care plans.
  • Assist with referrals to appropriate professionals or organizations as needed.

Care plan templates & resources

Asthma care plan
Care plan template - Please use this blank care plan in consultation with parents and health care professionals only.
Diabetes support plan and medical alert information
A Toolkit to Inform on Diabetes in Schools
Guidelines for the care of Students Living with Diabetes at School
Seizure care plan
Ministry of Education - Diabetes resources & support

SOURCE: Students with Medical Conditions in Vancouver Schools ( )
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