Article Examines Medication Use of Schools for Best Practices

In the February 2020 edition of the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an article investigates how best to utilize medications in schools for students with chronic conditions and in emergency situations. Researchers conducted a systematic review of articles to investigate how schools can be more active in optimizing care of their students by being better able to address the student’s medication needs. Researchers noted “it is considered best practice in all cases to develop a written plan for medication and disease management at school and file it with the school nurse to allow for any necessary preparation or staff education that is required.” They also suggested that physicians should work with students, their families and their school to develop individual action plans. The researchers suggest strong collaboration and advocacy for the students to make additional advances to improve their health.

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