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HoneyPancakes
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I have a new baby starting who suffers from epilepsy. Today I have been in for training with the nurse practitioner and I'll have to carry some pretty scary drugs around whenever I'm out and about with him. What ways do settings keep these sorts of drugs safe on outings? Just in a locked travel first aid kit? In a separate bag specifically for that child with a child-locked section? Attached to the practitioner somehow? Any other advice welcome around the subject.

 

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Honey

 

 

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We had this in the setting last year but never took them out as it all happened at the end of term. I did notify our insurance co and we were not allowed to store the drugs overnight so parents had to bring in everyday. We had to sign in and out daily and didn't accept the child without the drugs. Will you be working alone? You will need to have risks assessments in place for different situations, places and the care of other children.

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Thanks very much. About to call the insurance company and write up my risk assessment. Am also going to read up on the other issues around this child. Appears to have generalized global delay, and his parents are telling me about strong family links to autism. He's twenty months old and delightful. Gorgeous family too. Feeling sad, apprehensive and hope-filled.

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Update! Just been talking to Pacey - solution is 'clip-lock' sandwich box with photo of child on it and copy of care plan inside. Provides a crush-proof casing with enough resistance to keep little fingers out. I might put a strip of gaffa tape on it too that can be torn off in an emergency.

 

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Update! Just been talking to Pacey - solution is 'clip-lock' sandwich box with photo of child on it and copy of care plan inside. Provides a crush-proof casing with enough resistance to keep little fingers out. I might put a strip of gaffa tape on it too that can be torn off in an emergency.

 

Thanks for being there.

just spoke to colleague about this who works with children with medical difficulties. They use bum bags to ensure the medication is at hand with the keyworker who is trained to use. Speed is an issue with epilepsy and we use 'zip-lock' bags as we find plastic boxes are too bulky to carry. (just a couple of other ideas ;) use whatever works for you!!)

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We use Medpac, https://www.medpac.co.uk

 

This was invented by a mum of ours when her daughter developed epilepsy, she wanted an easy to use bag. it is great for us, as we have several children with different medication. and with the photo on the front easy to spot which child it belongs to. also different sizes, and have an insulated version. check out her website.

 

hope this helps.

 

 

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We use Medpac, https://www.medpac.co.uk

 

This was invented by a mum of ours when her daughter developed epilepsy, she wanted an easy to use bag. it is great for us, as we have several children with different medication. and with the photo on the front easy to spot which child it belongs to. also different sizes, and have an insulated version. check out her website.

 

hope this helps.

 

 

This looks lovely, and I especially like the insulation. I'm a bit concerned about the security for other children. I feel like I'd have to put in some sort of safety feature - maybe just a strip of gaffa around the zip to stop fiddly fingers. Thanks very much. H

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