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					Kings Furlong Junior School Asthma Policy




        At Kings Furlong Junior School we:

                   recognise that asthma is an important condition affecting many school
                    children

                   ensure that children with asthma participate fully in all aspects of school
                    life including P.E.

                   recognise that immediate access to reliever inhalers is vital

                   keep records of children with asthma and the medication they take

                   ensure the school environment is favourable to children with asthma

                   ensure that other children understand asthma

                   ensure that all staff who come into contact with children with asthma know
                    what to do in the event of an asthma attack

                   work in partnership with all interested parties including all school staff,
                    parents, governors, doctors and nurses, and children to ensure the policy
                    is implemented and maintained successfully.

        1. Normally pupils with asthma are in school and should therefore be encouraged to
           take a full part in all activities of the school.

        2. In collaboration with the School Nursing Service, all staff will be advised on
           practical asthma management and will be updated as necessary.

        3.
                a. The school will ask all parents whether their son/daughter has asthma (or
                   recurrent nocturnal & exercise induced cough or is very wheezy) on
                   admission.

                b. A record of all pupils with asthma will be maintained and be available to
                   all staff & updated termly.


        4.   Inhalers-

             Pupils will need to keep one reliever inhaler at school in a designated place
             readily accessible in the classroom. Personal inhalers should be named.

             IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE PUPIL HAS IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THEIR
             RELIEVER INHALER AT ALL TIMES.

             FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY the school is provided with a reliever inhaler and
             spacer.

             The school will ensure that the pupil has easy access to their reliever inhaler at
             all times, in the classroom, on the sports field, at the pool and on school trips.
5. Sports –
   The aim of total normal activity will be the goal for all but the most severely
   affected pupil with asthma. However, the schools is aware that nearly all young
   people with asthma may become wheezy during exercise and will act
   accordingly. Pupils will be allowed to take their reliever inhaler BEFORE exercise
   to help prevent exercise-induced asthma. During sports the teacher will ensure
   that the reliever inhaler is taken onto the sports field or swimming pool.

6. Passive smoking –
   Both pupils, parents and staff should understand that inhaling someone else’s
   cigarette smoke can trigger attacks of asthma. The school policy on smoking will
   ensure that pupils are not exposed to this hazard.

7. Lessons – such as Science, Art/Craft
   The school will recognise that inhaling certain chemicals, dust or reactions to
   furry animals can trigger attacks of asthma and will take the necessary
   precautions.

8. Emergency treatment –
   Staff will follow the guidelines given and refer to the posters or seek advice from
   the School Nursing Service.

9. The school recognises the need to include education of all pupils about asthma
   by fellow asthmatic pupils in conjunction with the SAM team/School Health.

Once a term on the same day as the fire drill, all teachers will check the Asthma
Register in their class to make sure the inhalers are in school and are in date and are
being administered appropriately.

RESOURCES:

   a. School Nursing Service.

   b. The SAM (Schools Asthma Management) team, The Health Education Unit,
      Research and Graduate School of Education, University of Southampton,
      Southampton SO17 1BJ.

   c. G.A.M.E.S. (Group for Asthma Management and Education in School),
      Department of Child Health, Level G, Southampton General Hospital,
      Southampton.

   d. National Asthma Campaign, Providence House, Providence Place, London
      N1 ONT.

   e. ASTHMA HELPLINE – ring 08457 01 02 03 – ask where we can get the
      Asthma Card.


With thanks for help from the National Asthma Campaign

Revised March 2010
Class __________                               2010

Please check the Asthma Register in your class
to make sure the inhalers are in school, in date,
   are not empty and are being administered
       appropriately then date and sign.
                  Thank you
Autumn: Date__________ sign _____________

Spring: Date__________ sign _____________

Summer: Date__________ sign ____________

         (Please return this note to the school office)

   Please make a note of any issues below:




    Reminder: Please make sure you read the A3 sheet
                 for guidance on Epipens

				
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