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Emergency asthma inhalers in school
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    Dear Editor

    We congratulate Keith Ross and his colleagues who have achieved what many other districts have failed to.[1] Their use of an asthma card as a prescription and health care plan is, we agree, an example of good practice that works well. However, their experience illustrates exactly the point we were trying to make. In order to circumvent the legal problems they have persuaded themselves and colleagues...

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    Emergency asthma inhalers in schools
    • Keith R Ross, Consultant Paediatrician
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      • Edith Heap, Deepak Kalra, Angela Moore, Rosemary Rayner

    Dear Editor

    We were interested in the review by Reading et al.[1] In Wolverhampton we are fortunate in having had a schools asthma policy in place since 1994 which includes supplying emergency inhalers to schools for use when the pupil’s own inhaler is not available.

    The policy was initiated by two hospital paediatricians with an interest in asthma and was quickly incorporated into the local Respirat...

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