This is a modular course to provide schools with the necessary training to conform with the DOE Statutory guidance on supporting pupils in school with medical needs launched in December 2015 and updated in 2017.
These modules will allow the candidate to ensure pupils at school with medical conditions are properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education.
There are 4 elements to this course and schools are able to carry out their own needs assessment and choose which modules are needed.
A certificate of attendance will be issued which remains valid for 3 years from the date of training.
The four modules are:
- Managing Medicines in schools – this module covers individual care plans, consent forms, storage of medication, administration of medicines, problem solving, disposal of medicines, non prescription medication
- Managing Asthma, Allergies and Anaphylaxis – this module covers personal asthma care plans, different types of inhaler, Emergency inhalers in schools, treatment of mild, ,moderate and severe asthma, how to recognise and treat anaphylaxis and use of various models of auto injector
- Managing Diabetes – this module covers individual care plans, causes and symptoms of hypoglycaemia, blood glucose monitoring, supporting pupils with insulin in schools, supporting pupils with insulin pumps in schools, sports and PE for pupils with diabetes
- Managing Epilepsy – what causes seizures, types of seizure, the psychological, social and effects on learning epilepsy can have, what to do when a seizure occurs, individual care plans, what to monitor after a seizure
To include handouts, refreshments and certificate