A medic-alert bracelet isn't a bad idea. Something fell through the cracks here, though. At my daughter's school, the dr. is required to note any allergies on a form he's supposed to sign w/ her physical. If there is an allergy noted, and it requires an epi pen or even just benadryl, the nurse insists on instructions the dr. and parents sign off on, and that the medication is in her office at all times. They won't allow her to attend school without this documentation-with or without allergies. <br />
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How did the parents let her go to school w/ such an allergy without alerting someone? Even if it's on a bracelet, the school should have been notified of her allergy by the parents. My daughter wears bracelets to school. The teacher wouldn't necessarily have time to read the bracelet. Again, it comes down to parents doing their job. That the girl was being cared for by anyone, and they weren't notified of her condition, is irresponsible on the parent's part.

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yes it would have saved her life. That is so sad but it does bring awareness to the issue.....would hate to live with this. I feel like it should have been the parents resposibility to have an epipen at the school for her, not the nurse, but now there can be changes in the future for schools to have them available for emergances,

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Any one on serious medication, illness, allergy should really wear a medic alert although its rare for people to even bother checking for one or reading the information and paying attention to it.<br />
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Yes the school should have had an epi pen there and someone trained to use it but unfortunately not all parents think to take them to the school and not all schools allow them to be there as they havent got trained staff.<br />
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It is tragic but unlikely that a medic alert bracelet would have made much difference

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