National data indicate that eleven percent of children 5 - 11 and thirteen percent of those 12 - 17 have a problem for which medication is taken regularly for at least three months. An unknown number of children and adolescents take medications for acute problems for shorter lengths of time. Many of these children take these medications during the school day.
A Guide for Parents: Medication Management at School
Allergy & Asthma Network, Mothers of Asthmatic. This site provides a listing of state statues protecting students' rights to carry and use prescribed asthma and anaphylaxis medications.
Psychotropic Drugs and Children - Use, Trends, and Implications for Schools.
NAMI Policy Research Institute Task Force Report: Children and Psychotropic Medications, June 2004.
State Policies Concerning Medication Management at School: A Summary
A Systems Approach to Reducing Risk and Strengthening Quality in School Medication Management Summary of a conference (PDF Version)
Powerpoint Presentation: Patient Safety and Quality: Where Does Health Care in Schools Fit In? Presenter: Howard Bauchner, MD, Professor of Pediatrics & Public Health, Director, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Disease in Childhood.
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