I have just had to fill out some new medication forms to give staff at Isaacs pre school permission to give him his inhalers. The old one was no longer vaild according to ofsted.
I have no problem with updating forms etc but I had to fill out 4!!!! all contained the same info but they had to go into different files. Also I had to 'train' the staff to use the inhaler, it didn't matter that they had all done it before or that the supervisor had been giving inhalers for the past 16years or that some had children with asthma or had asthma themselves, I had to show them how to do Isaacs and then we all had to sign a form stating this. I have to repeat the 'training ' again on weds for the ones who were not in today. Surely it would cover them if they had a general training on this during their first aid course? They all have first aid but it doesn't cover asthma in the course!!! If this a new introduction by ofsted, for parents to train staff, then I wonder how they thought inhalers were given in the past?
Is anyone else having to do this for pre school?
ps forgot to add that *every* parent with asthmatic children have to 'train' the staff for their childs inhaler!?1