Anaphylaxis Kits for Schools
The ARK Anaphylaxis Rescue Kit has been designed so that schools can store and make easily accessible medical devices used in the event of an anaphylactic shock.
Why are anaphylaxis kits important?
Keeping an Anaphylaxis Rescue Kit for emergency use will have many benefits. It could prevent an unnecessary and traumatic trip to hospital for a child, and potentially save their life. Parents are likely to have greater peace of mind about sending their child to school.
Having a protocol that sets out how and when the adrenaline auto-injector should be used will also protect staff by ensuring they know what to do in the event of a child having experiencing anaphylactic shock.
*Senior 300mcg kits are subject to availability.
How can I get an Anaphylaxis Kit for my school?
Schools can buy adrenaline auto-injectors, inhalers and spacers from a pharmaceutical supplier, such as Crest Medical, without a prescription, provided the general advice relating to these transactions are observed.
A supplier will need a request signed by the principal or head teacher (ideally on appropriately headed paper) stating:
1) the name of the school for which the product is required
2) the purpose for which that product is required
3) the total quantity required
What is included?
2 Jext adrenaline auto-injectors (senior kits - 300mcg, junior kits - 150mcg)
1 salbutamol metered dose inhaler
1 plastic spacer compatible with the inhaler
instructions on using the adrenaline auto-injector and inhaler with spacer
instructions on storing the adrenaline auto-injector
instructions on cleaning and storing the inhaler
a checklist of adrenaline auto-injectors, inhaler, identified by their batch number and expiry date, with monthly checks recorded
a note of the arrangements for replacing the adrenaline auto-injectors, inhaler and spacer
guidance on the use of emergency adrenaline auto-injectors and inhaler
a list of children permitted to use the emergency adrenaline auto-injector
a record of administration
6 additional security seals
Interested in purchasing an ARK Rescue Kit for your school?
Click on the below link to be transferred to our distributing partners and download the form to get started.