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Sending your child to school with medical needs:
If your child has any medical conditions please do not hesitate to speak with your child's teacher, principal, or school nurse. School nurses are available to help assess what your child needs to succeed at school and we can develop Individualized Health Care Plans or Emergency Care Plans for them. Below are some quick references for common medical issues, but we understand that our students have many other medical needs beyond those listed here.
For the student with Asthma
- If your child will have an inhaler in the office please provide the school secretary with a physicians order for their medication.
- If your child will be carrying their own medication please have your doctor sign the MT Authorization to Self Carry and Self Administer Asthma Medication form and give a copy to the school to keep on file.
- Would you like more assistance with your child's asthma? Cascade City-County Health Department nurses are prepared to help! Please contact the Montana Asthma Program Home Visiting program at 406-761-9888. Or visit their website by clicking here: MAP
For the student with life threatening allergies
- Please refer to our suggested guidelines for sending your child to school with allergies: Allergy Recommendations
- If you will have an Epinephrine auto-injector kept at school for your child please make sure that the office has a copy of a doctor's order for ALL medication.
- If your child will be self-carrying their Epinephrine auto-injector please have your medical provider complete the MT Authoization to Self Carry and Self Administer Allergy Medication form to keep on file at your child's school.
For the student with Diabetes
- Please refer to our suggested guidelines for preparing to send your child to school: Diabetes Recommendations
- Diabetic Medical Management Plan (DMMP)-to be completed with child's physician (I appologize, the link for this is not working right now, but I have added it to the bottom of the page for the time being.)
- DMMP for students injecting insulin
- DMMP for students with pumps
- Here is a link to the orders from the Montana.gov site.
Quick Links to GFPS Emergency Care Plans (ECP)
We ask that all students with a potentially emergent medical condition have an ECP on file with their school. These plans can be reviewed annually and/or changed as needed for your child. Please contact a school nurse if you have questions.
- Life Threatening Allergies (Word) (Pdf)
- Asthma ECP (Word)(Pdf)
- Diabetes ECP (Word) (Pdf)
- Seizures ECP (Word) (Pdf)
- Generic ECP (Word) (Pdf)
- Special Diet Order Form (Pdf)
Examples of other Emergency Care Plans:
We will gladly accept different Emergency Care Plans from your child's health care provider or from another agency as long as they are reviewed by a school nurse.
- Montana Asthma Action Plan
- Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network Action Plan
- Over the counter medication form
- Prescription medication administration form
- Medication Administration Report (MAR)
Links to useful resources:
GFPS Nursing Department Lice Information
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (www.foodallergy.org)
American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org)
MT Asthma Program for Cascade County (MAP)
Kidshealth.org (helpful information about diseases and healthy living)