Inhalers and Epi-Pens

  • 03 Oct 2018 9:16 AM
    Reply # 6705093 on 6242480
    Anonymous

    If you go to the members only page-  click on delegation and go to 404.6 (I think) it outlines delegation of medication. I believe it says that the person has to be trained to give whatever it is their giving. But not necessarily certified in cpr/first aid.  Teach them, have them repeat back to you, etc.  But check out that page, it outlines it all for you.

    Last modified: 03 Oct 2018 9:17 AM | Anonymous
  • 27 Sep 2018 12:29 PM
    Reply # 6695523 on 6242480
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure the law states that the student can self carry with parental and physician consent.  What I need clarification on is to delegate an Epipen or inhaler, does the teacher/unlicensed personnel need to be CPR/First Aid certified?  I feel they should be but have received conflicting answers.

  • 27 Sep 2018 11:03 AM
    Reply # 6695354 on 6242480
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    I am wondering what the laws are around kids carrying their own inhalers and Epi-Pens at school.  My building is fairly spread out and the middle school students have a long way to go to get their meds.  What is your policy on self-carry of rescue meds?  Does it vary by age?  Need doctor's note saying may self-carry?


    Our medication form has an area where the parent and provider agree that the child is capable of carrying and self-administering. This is in addition to the regular parent and prescriber permission for the school to administer.
  • 27 Sep 2018 9:29 AM
    Reply # 6695217 on 6242480
    Anonymous

    At my Elementary school we do require a written MD note for students to carry their Epipen/Inhaler, as well as the parent permission. Most of the children are not yet responsible enough to carry these things. 

  • 27 Sep 2018 8:00 AM
    Reply # 6695083 on 6242480
    Anonymous

    By law, students are allowed to carry their epipens and inhalers.

    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XV/200/200-42.htm

    Use of Asthma Medications by Pupils Section 200:46

    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XV/200/200-46.htm

    I work in a middle school, so its very helpful to have the inhaler and epipens in the backpack for afterschool activities when I am not in the building.  I'm not sure how helpful that would be in the elementary schools.

  • 26 Sep 2018 11:02 AM
    Reply # 6693713 on 6242480
    Anonymous

    I use this resource- seems to answer most medication questions

  • 18 May 2018 11:13 AM
    Message # 6242480
    Anonymous

    I am wondering what the laws are around kids carrying their own inhalers and Epi-Pens at school.  My building is fairly spread out and the middle school students have a long way to go to get their meds.  What is your policy on self-carry of rescue meds?  Does it vary by age?  Need doctor's note saying may self-carry?

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