Prevalent Medical Conditions

The Prevalent Medical Conditions web page provides resources and tools to support the implementation of the Policy/Program Memorandum (PPM) No. 161: Supporting Children and Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy) in Schools. The final policy was released on February 28, 2018, for implementation by September 2018.

What’s on this web page?
Click on the medical conditions below to find and download resources sorted by medical condition, including sample Plan of Care templates, fact sheets, videos and discussion guides. These resources are intended to support the development and implementation of school board policies for students with prevalent medical conditions in schools, including training needs. Additional resources will be posted as they become available.
Resources on this web page were developed by the Ontario Education Services Corporation, Ophea, Canadian Paediatric Society, Diabetes Canada, Lung Association - Ontario, Asthma Canada, Food Allergy Canada, and Epilepsy Ontario.

Note: Links to third party content are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation


  Prevalent Medical Conditions Video
Prevalent and Potentially Life-Threatening Medical Conditions
 
  Video Discussion Guides
Elementary
 
  Secondary  

 

Asthma   

Quick Facts (pdf)
 
Sample Plan of Care (website)
 
Additional Resources
 
Videos:
 
Managing Asthma In Our Schools
Managing Asthma in Our Schools
(video)
 
Video Viewer Guide - Managing Asthma in Our Schools (pdf)
 
Documents:
 
Ryan’s Law (website)
 
Asthma Management In Schools  (pdf)
 
Sara’s Ready – Preparing For The September Asthma Peak  (pdf)
 
Breathe Easy: Diagnosis  (pdf)
 
Breathe Easy: Triggers  (pdf)
 
Breathe Easy: Allergies  (pdf)
 
Breathe Easy: Medications  (pdf)
 
Where to Find More Information:
 
Asthma Canada  (website)
 
The Lung Association – Ontario  (website)
 
•  www.ryanslaw.ca
 
•  Lung Health Information Line:1 – 888 – 344 – LUNG (5864)
 
Ophea - Creating Asthma Friendly Environments  (website)
 
Note: Links to third party content are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation


Diabetes   

Quick Facts (pdf)
 
Sample Plan of Care (website)
 
Additional Resources
 
Videos:
 
Type 1 Diabetes - Basics for Teachers & School Staff
Diabetes: The Basics for Teachers and School Staff
 (video)
 
Where to Find More Information:
 
Diabetes at School  (website)
 
Note: Links to third party content are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation or an endorsement.


Anaphylaxis   

Quick Facts (pdf)
 
Sample Plan of Care (website)
 
Additional Resources
 
Documents:
 
Sabrina's Law (website)
 
Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition Revised  (website)
 
Where to Find More Information:
 
Food Allergy Canada (website)
 
www.allergyaware.ca (website)
Free online courses about food allergy and anaphylaxis for school, child care, and community settings.
 
Note: Links to third party content are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation or an endorsement.


Epilepsy   

Quick Facts (pdf)
 
Sample Plan of Care (website)
 
Additional Resources
 
Where to Find More Information:
 
Epilepsy Ontario (website)
 
Note: Links to third party content are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation or an endorsement.

 

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