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Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

Who is this Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions course for?

This course is otherwise referred to as managing medicines in schools.  It is designed for those who are responsible for:

  • supporting pupils at school with medical conditions.
  • administering medicines to children in residential or other child care facilities.
  • managing medicines in schools and early years settings.

The course gives an overview of the Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions guidance published by DFES/DOH.  This was released in September 2014, and updated in December 2015.  It replaces the Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings guidance 2005, which described the standards for medicines management in schools and early years settings.

It also gives an overview of the legal responsibilities that governing bodies have towards children with medical conditions at school. This includes the legal responsibilities for those administering medicines to children under 16 and an awareness of how these medications are administered.

It does not substitute training in how to give medication according to the child’s individual health care plan.

In addition the course also looks at the four most common medical conditions that children may have:

  • asthma
  • anaphylaxis
  • diabetes
  • epilepsy.

It details each of these medical conditions and the medication that the children may take to control them.  Finally, it discusses the appropriate first aid treatments employed in the event of an emergency.

The Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Medicines policies
  • Prescribed medicines
  • Controlled drugs
  • Non prescription medicines
  • Individual Health care plans
  • Administering medicines
  • Self management
  • Refusal of medicines
  • Record keeping
  • Insurance
  • Safe storage and disposal of medicines
  • Emergency medicines and procedures
  • Asthma – what is it, recognition of symptoms, use of inhalers and emergency procedures
  • Anaphylaxis -what it is, recognition of symptoms, use of adrenaline auto injectors and emergency procedures
  • Diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
  • Diabetes medications
  • Blood testing and emergency procedures
  • Epilepsy – What is it, medication and treatments
  • Emergency treatment

Please note:

Each pupil will have an individual health care plan with specific instructions on how to administer buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam.  Staff members will need to have pupil-specific training on how to give these drugs.

Course Length

The Managing Medicines in Schools course is 3.5 hours in duration and is run as an in house course only.

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions Course

Book this course on your premises.  Contact us for a quote.

Optional modules can also be added to this course, including:

  • CPR and AED training
  • basic life support

Please contact the office on 01234 308 740 or via our in-house enquiry form to discuss your needs.