As of the 1st September 2014, a new duty of care came into force requiring Governing Bodies to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions. Including both physical and mental health. This is to ensure pupils are properly supported, ensuring they can play a full and active role in school life, stay healthy, sustain attendance and achieve their full potential.
The course provides awareness level training in Medical Management for teachers and school support staff. It explains the requirement for every setting to develop and hold a policy which promotes the correct procedures for various medical conditions and the safe handling of medication by suitably trained staff. A child and family centred approach to meeting children and young people’s medical needs (the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) or individual healthcare plan) and awareness of the varying course of some long term conditions that may require better access to additional help and support in settings.
1. Understand why it is necessary to have training on appropriate medical conditions.
2. Be aware of the needs of individuals in their care who have been medically diagnosed with certain conditions.
3. Be aware of the legislation surrounding the administration of medication and the requirement for the setting to have a policy.
4. Be able to demonstrate and understand safe practice in storage and disposal of medication.
5. Understand why events should be recorded /documented.
6. Be aware of the importance of an individual health care plan, personal dignity and a person centred approach.
7. Have increased understanding of the worker’s role and boundaries when assisting with medication.
8. Be aware of when/where/how to seek advice.
9. Be aware of the varying course of some long term conditions when children and young people will require better access to additional support.
10. What asthma is and the two types of medicine to treat it.
11. What epilepsy is and the role of anti-epileptic medicines.
12. What diabetes is and how it is controlled.
13. What anaphylaxis is, what can trigger it and what treatment is used.
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