Asthma Use in Schools

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New guidelines from the 1st of October 2014 are now available to allow schools in England to keep inhalers and spacers as a emergency treatment if an identified pupil with an agreed careplan has an issue with their inhaler. They do not need a prescription to do this.

Schools can buy and keep emergency school inhalers on site as long as they follow the guidelines issued here in the attached pdf.

Sadly this only applies to primary and secondary Schools and maintained nurseries.

‘Including maintained schools, independent schools, independent educational institutions, pupil referral units and alternative provision academies. Maintained nursery schools are also eligible to hold an emergency salbutamol inhaler’. (‘Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in schools.  P8’).

As usual any questions you can email me.

Links to the government website are here.



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