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Arch Dis Child 86:26-27 doi:10.1136/adc.86.1.26
  • Community child health, public health, and epidemiology

Adrenaline autoinjectors and schoolchildren: a community based study

  1. T P Blyth,
  2. R Sundrum
  1. Hounslow & Spelthorne Community and Mental Health NHS Trust, The Thelma Golding Centre, 92 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 3EL, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr R Sundrum, Hounslow & Spelthorne Community and Mental Health NHS Trust, The Thelma Golding Centre, 92 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 3EL, UK;
    ratna.sundrum{at}hscmh-tr.nthames.nhs.uk
  • Accepted 4 October 2001

Abstract

Sixty schoolchildren prescribed adrenaline autoinjectors were identified by surveying schools in Hounslow, London; the 25 families who consented were interviewed. There was inconsistency in prescription and use of autoinjectors with poor training, absence of written instructions, and lack of follow up. It is recommended that national guidelines should be developed.

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