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where do school keep your child's inhalers?

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KatyPutTheCuttleOn Thu 26-Sep-13 22:22:44

If you have a child who needs an inhaler, where is kept?

To my mind it needs to be near the child at all times, however the school policy states that the inhalers are kept in a locked cupboard in the office. All staff have the key to the cupboard but if nobody is in the office then it is locked.

MousyMouse Sun 29-Sep-13 22:23:55

in a canvas bag next to the classroom door. all inhalers, epipens etc (labelled of course) in there. whole bag is taken to outings, dinner.
locked in office out of school hours.

LazyMonkeyButler Sun 29-Sep-13 22:29:55

DS1 has one with him at all times (in his desk or bookbag when he was at primary - pocket now he is at secondary) and a spare in the school office.

His asthma is not as severe as you describe though. We have only once had blue lips & that was after a long attack on a snowy day (and resulted in 3 days in hospital).

mrz Mon 30-Sep-13 06:47:53

KatyPutTheCuttleOn you obviously have never tried to watch the movements of 200+ kids at lunchtime

Hulababy Mon 30-Sep-13 07:03:24

We see ab infant school. Inhalers and epi pens etc kept in a closed cupboard with in child access in main school. All staff have access. Those in the mobile classrooms have second ones in closed cupboards over there too.

The little boy who is diabetic - all testing kit, insulin, snacks and drinks are kept in his classroom.

Depends on the necessary urgencies etc as to whether in classroom or not. One little no last year had a very severe allergy so he had a duplicate epi pen kept in the classroom.

pooka Mon 30-Sep-13 07:06:28

In their classrooms, on teachers desk.

Tabby1963 Mon 30-Sep-13 07:15:34

At our school children keep an inhaler in their schoolbag plus one is kept in the medical room as back up. If pupil is out at playtime, they know to approach a supervising member of staff if they start to feel wheezy, they are taken inside straight to their schoolbag and supervised until they feel better.

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