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June 2014
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  • School Days Mean a Course of Action to Keep Kids in Class

    According to the American Lung Association, more than seven million children suffer from chronic asthma. This may mean that you and your staff will be busy with providing notice to school administrators that little Lily or Jack has permission to carry and self-administer their asthma medication.

    Get specific documentation requirements from Self-Administration of Asthma Medication in School, ISMS' updated medical legal guideline.

    For instance, your practice will need to provide students with a written statement (from a physician, physician assistant or advanced practice nurse) noting the name and purpose of the medication, and the times or special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered.

    Learn more by accessing the guide today.

    Trained school employees may now administer EpiPen injections

    Speaking of school-related medication …

    Last month, Gov. Quinn signed into law a bill expanding the list of who may administer epinephrine (commonly known as EpiPen) to students suffering from severe allergic reactions.

    Be sure to discuss with parents about who would be handling their child's injection should an emergency occur during school hours.

    Questions? Please call 800-782-4767 ext. 6485 or send an email

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