Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

(Managing Medicines in School)

The skills you and your team need to safely manage medicines for the pupils in your care

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions Training

(Managing Medicines in School)

Tipped-over medicine bottle with medication spilling onto a desk

More than just Pills & Policies

Looking after the medical needs of your pupils is not always straightforward.  Parents bring in a variety of medication for their children, and you need to make sure your staff know how to store, handle and administer it in a safe and appropriate way.

Our course helps you to review and update your policies in line with current legal requirements. It helps to make sure that your storage, record keeping and medicines management practices are working for you, and develops your understand of the underlying conditions and medicines that you may be asked to administer.

Who is this Managing Medicines course suitable for?

You'll benefit from this course if you or your team 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, early years and residential settings

More than just Pills & Policies

Looking after the medical needs of your pupils is not always straightforward.  Parents bring in a variety of medication for their children, and you need to make sure your staff know how to store, handle and administer it in a safe and appropriate way.

Our course helps you to review and update your policies in line with current legal requirements. It helps to make sure that your storage, record keeping and medicines management practices are working for you, and develops your understand of the underlying conditions and medicines that you may be asked to administer.

Who is this Managing Medicines course suitable for?

You'll benefit from this course if you or your team 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, early years and residential settings

What's Covered?

Legal Responsibilities

You'll receive an overview of guidance published by DFES/DOH and the responsibilities of governing bodies

Medical Conditions

You'll gain an insight into the four most relevant medical conditions and their medications

Practicalities

You'll get assistance with the practicalities of storing, record keeping and administering medicines

What's NOT covered?

This course is NOT a substitute for one-to-one training in how to give medication according to the child’s individual health care plan.

Course Overview

You'll receive 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.

You'll also learn about 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.

In addition you'll find out about the four most common medical conditions that children may have and the medication that the children may take to control them:

  • asthma
  • anaphylaxis
  • diabetes
  • epilepsy

Finally, you'll get to recap the appropriate first aid treatments that you can employ in the event of an emergency.

Detailed Content

Attendees will learn skills in the following areas:

Legal & Administration

  • 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

Medical Conditions, Medication & Treatment

  • 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 that pupils 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.

Why Book With Us?

We are specialists in first aid training and related healthcare courses.  We don't do anything else.  Our trainers are experts who've been training organisations like yours for years. Most have front-line experience using their skills in Medical, Emergency Services or Military environments.

We work hard to make your compliance easy. With regulated courses, reminders, first aider reports and training advice, we help to cut the time you spend administering your first aid.

And because we're not the household name you think of when you're looking for first aid, we make sure that you get the best value training that we can give you.

Specialist Training

We're specialists - first aid & related training is all we do. So you get the very best learning experience

Reduce Admin

We'll remind you when your next training is due. Want a report on your existing first aiders? Just ask!

Save Money

Save up to 30 - 50% on the price of our Workplace courses compared to the national brands

Here's What Some Of Our Customers Have To Say

Given Me Things to Think About

Thank you - very useful - you've given me things to think about and update.

Teresa S ... Primary School Staff

Great Trainer

Great trainer / teacher. Lots of support and guidance

Annie P ... Department Head, Primary School

Would Highly Recommend

Very informative course - would highly recommend

Rhiannon B ... Leisure Centre Staff

Breathing Through a Straw!

Brilliant - especially breathing through a straw to understand Asthma sufferers

Helen A ... Secondary School

Good examples & practical ideas

Very informative course. Good examples & practical ideas.

Caroline F ... Primary School

Was Not Bored Once

Thank you for an enjoyable training session, on a subject that I already knew lots about. I was not bored once

Louise B ... Primary School

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