Student Health and Safety Fri, May 26, 2017

When last did you update your child’s Medical Form or Medical Action Plan?

Does your child have an ongoing medical condition that may affect his or her health and well-being at School? This could be a condition* such as diabetes, asthma, or anaphylaxis. It is recommended that medical action plans for asthma, diabetes and allergies/anaphylaxis are updated at least once a year, unless as medications/diagnoses change at any time during the year.

As part of St Mark’s ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our students, we are adopting a new health and safety application named CareMonkey. Put simply, CareMonkey is an electronic version of the paper-based medical update forms that are currently sent out to parents prior to camps and tours.  With the Year 8 students heading off to Canberra soon, the School has decided to use the trip as a trial for CareMonkey.  The plan is to run the CareMonkey platform alongside our traditional printed health and safety records for the duration of the tour. If the trial goes well, the School will roll the program out to all families. 

What is CareMonkey?

CareMonkey is an innovative parent-controlled electronic medical form for schools, clubs and other groups with a duty of care. It provides parents with the opportunity to update medical information promptly and accurately while providing the School with instant access to the emergency information provided by you.

How does CareMonkey work?

Parent are provided with secure access to their child’s CareMonkey profile.  Parents can use a PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone to enter the details including:

  • emergency contacts
  • medical contacts
  • medical checklist including asthma, allergies, seizures, diabetes
  • health and ambulance insurance details
  • notes and other care instructions from parents
  • and any other relevant information.

Once the information is submitted online, it is instantly available to the relevant teacher/care provider(s) for the child, giving them real-time access to what could be lifesaving information. For more detail on CareMonkey, including answers to the most frequently asked questions, please download our CareMonkey information sheet. With the exception of Year 8 parents, all school families are not required to take any action at this time.  If the trial is successful, all parents will receive more information via email.