Dear Parents or Guardians,
We are writing to inform you about a school health program that will make schools safer for students with asthma. In 2019 Oklahoma passed a new law, SB 381 that allows your child’s school to maintain and administer an albuterol inhaler to treat students who experience sudden life- threatening respiratory distress while at school. Albuterol is an inhaled medication that quickly opens the tubes that move air into and out of the lungs making it easier to breathe. This medication is safe and effective. Because an asthma attack can happen at any time, having quick access to albuterol is important to make schools safe for children with asthma.
Several personnel from your child’s school will be trained to quickly and safely respond to respiratory emergencies. While school staff will make every effort to contact parents before giving albuterol, the law allows them to administer albuterol in an emergency without prior parental contact.
If your child has asthma, we urge you to notify your child’s school and provide them with an asthma action plan from your child’s doctor. Because the stock albuterol inhaler is not intended to replace a child’s personal inhaler, we also encourage you to send a personal albuterol inhaler for use at school if your child has asthma.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school’s health office.
Please browse the links for information regarding immunizations, medications, and other health information. There are also links to the Oklahoma Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and other health-related sites. Use the link, "Mid-Del Forms and Health Information", to download forms for medication administration, physician orders, etc. Contact me for any other questions or concerns.
Mid-Del Schools employs 10 School Nurses who work through-out the district providing care for the students of Mid-Del. Nurses develop student healthcare plans for students with chronic health needs such as epilepsy or diabetes. Mid-Del school nurses also ensure that the guidelines set forth in district policy and/or state law are followed for the administration of medication, student immunizations, vision and hearing screening and other health related matters.
Jessica Jones, District Health Coordinator
(405) 582-7095, ext. 4408
4731 Judy Drive
Del City, OK 73115
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