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Schoolgirl and insulin jabs unsupervised

Post  Nick on Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 am


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Re: Schoolgirl and insulin jabs unsupervised

Post  Clare on Tue May 18, 2010 6:56 am

It makes me so angry when I hear stories like this Evil or Very Mad
When I was at school - and it's not that long ago, we had a dedicated school nurse with a properly kitted out medical room. Nowadays kids are lucky to get a plaster if they fall over and graze a knee.

With the increase of illnesses like Diabetes and Asthma in children, surely it makes sense to have these facilities? Too many children are hospitalised, and in some cases die, due to the lack of training and facilities in schools.

It really makes my blood boil that kids are suffering needlessly Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Nick on Tue May 18, 2010 7:04 am

Yo way to go Clare......... lovely to see a response and so quickly and early in the morning!!! Smile

I totally agree with you. It's pathetic isn't it?

Where is the Health and Safety envolvement and statute need to look after the kids when they are at school?

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Re: Schoolgirl and insulin jabs unsupervised

Post  Shona on Fri May 21, 2010 10:41 pm

At my kids school you are allowed an asthma inhaler in school. They are kept, locked in a cupboard in the medical room, each labelled with the child's name. IF your child needs their inhaler they need to be accompanied to the medical room and there has to be a first aider in the room before they can use it.
A boy in my daughters class has severe eczema, he often has to have cream applied and have his hands bandaged. Again this needs to be done by a first aider.

As far as i am aware, these are the only medical treatments offered in the school. They will give a child a cold compress (wet paper towel) if they fall, and obviously call parents if its serious. They dont apply plasters, not even to cover earrings for P.E, or sun cream (even if provided), and refuse to give anti-biotics instead you have to go to school at the right time to administer them yourselves. Some say its because there are so many children there simply isn't time to help, and some same its to protect the teachers from abuse claims.

Our kids should be offered more.
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Re: Schoolgirl and insulin jabs unsupervised

Post  Nick on Sat May 22, 2010 8:55 am

Hi Shona,
Absolutely agreed with you...and I don't have kids!

I think all schools now should have a nurse available especially the large secondary schools, fo treatment and advice.

Crazy to think that parents can just turn up to a school and give their children treatment when so mnay work now..... etc etc etc

OK off my soap box now Smile

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