New resource for chronic conditions in school
A new resource pack, aimed at supporting school students with chronic health conditions, has been launched and will be available in all schools by the end of this month.
The pack, ‘Managing Chronic Health Conditions at School' has been developed by four charities - the Asthma Society of Ireland, the Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Brainwave (the Irish Epilepsy Association) and Anaphylaxis Ireland.
"As more and more young people are being diagnosed with a chronic health condition, teachers are faced with the challenge of supporting these students in school. This can seem like a great responsibility and one teachers, principals, school staff and parents can be anxious about," the charities explained.
In order to address this issue and help parents and teachers to work together to ensure a safe school environment for these students, the resource pack was developed. It includes:
-Information on how to develop a school's guidelines when it comes to managing students with chronic conditions
-Guidance on the safe storage and disposal of medications.
"The first step in supporting a student with a chronic health condition is removing fear of the unknown," the charities commented.
The pack is being sent to every school in the country this month and is also available to download here
For more information on asthma, see Irishhealth.com's Asthma Clinic
For more information on epilepsy, see Irishhealth.com's Epilepsy Clinic
[Posted: Wed 14/09/2011]