Our bags and containers were originally designed as a means of easy identification of emergency prescribed medicines in school. We wanted to get away from the unnamed empty ice cream tubs coming into school with EpiPens and inhalers stuffed inside!
Our SchoolBag is a thermal lined bright yellow spacious bag with an ID tag hanging on the outside which has the space for a photo, name and emergency details. The bag can be placed in the classroom or in the school’s designated medical area and easily grabbed should the need arise. Inside the bag lid is a clear sleeve that holds our Treatment Card on to which the protocol for that child can be recorded. It will take EpiPens and Anapens, an Aero Chamber or a spacer, antihistamine bottles and inhalers amongst other things. It’s not just useful for children with allergies but also epilepsy and diabetes.
Many schools around the country use our Schoolbag as standard for personal medicines, especially at the nursery and primary school stages when the children are too young to be responsible to look after their own medication.
The MiniBag and ToughTube set is great for older children who have to be responsible for their own medicines during the school day. The EpiPen is protected within the ToughTube which is extremely robust and will easily stand up to being thrown into backpacks, kit bags and boot bags! Again, many schools use our yellow MiniBag as the bag of choice to for the children to use as it is easily found in an emergency.
The Carrybag, with or without the ToughTubes, is a good size for children that need to carry more than just EpiPens or Anapens as it will hold a bottle of antihistamine and asthma inhalers. Worn around the waist or across the shoulder it is a comfortable way to keep medicines together.
We are being asked increasingly to provide our Eating Out Translation Cards for overseas school trips. If children are allowed off in unsupervised groups and will be eating in a restaurant or café, the cards enable them to explain their allergy. The same goes for our Medical Translation Cards which is translated into seven languages on the one card.
The ThermoBag is a good bag to use on day trips from school or even to have outside during play time. It can be filled with whatever is needed for that particular situation and then carried on the shoulder or back.
www.medicalconditionsatschool.org.uk - a website to help schools and school healthcare professionals support all pupils with medical needs.