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(Ireland): Push to permit teachers to use inhalers in emergencies-without training

Updated: Jul 14, 2018

July 12, 2018, (UK) Times: Let teachers give inhalers without training, says charity https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/let-teachers-give-inhalers-without-training-says-charity-tbt2m2kzw Teachers should be given powers to administer an inhaler in an emergency situation without training, an asthma charity has said. In October 2015 regulations were introduced to allow trained members of the public to give medicines such as epipen, glucagon and inhalers if necessary. In its pre-budget submission, the Asthma Society of Ireland’s said that the legislation was welcome but the requirement for staff to train for three days was too long. The legislation also allows public bodies to obtain medicines without prescription for use in the event of an emergency, allowing schools to keep a reliever inhaler. …