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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®, Jext® pens and Emerade® 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 Large MiniBag holds two adrenaline auto-injectors, a small bottle of antihistamine and an inhaler. It has two webbing loops on the back to go on a belt and a carabiner clip so it can be clipped onto a backpack,

The CarryBag is a good size for children that need to carry more than just EpiPens®, Jext® or Emerade® 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.

"Just wanted to drop a line to say how pleased I am with the bags and pouches, the new lines that you have added are just great.  The larger mini bags work so well for our younger Asthma students that have to use an aero spacer with the inhaler. Equally the mini pill pouches work a treat for the older students when we need them to use a product that is visible but small.  Keep up the excellent work, your service is always speedy and accurate." Debbie, School Nurse and Health & Safety Co-Ordinator, ACS Egham International School, September '14

www.medicalconditionsatschool.org.uk  - a website to help schools and school healthcare professionals support all pupils with medical needs.