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EduCare and SAPHNA take aim at improving medical support in schools

Safeguarding and duty-of-care training specialists, EduCare, has launched its new Health Awareness package of training courses, endorsed by the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA), to improve the medical support offered in schools. 

The bundle of four health-oriented, courses provide educators and school staff with best-practice training for treating children for anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy, and asthma. 

The courses are designed, in easily digestible modules, so that upon completion, participants will have an in-depth understanding of the respective condition; be aware of signs and symptoms; and be empowered to provide the proper, and safe, treatment.

Dawn Jotham, EduCare’s Pastoral Care Specialist, explained the importance or delivering these courses: 

“Each of the conditions addressed by the courses are experienced by an increasing number of children each year. Subsequently, it is imperative that educators are able to respond accordingly and ensure a safe school environment.”“Staff involved in caring for children should be aware of symptoms and procedures and know how to respond in emergency situations. These courses help provide the knowledge required to take the necessary and appropriate action.”

Sharon White OBE, Chief Executive of SAPHNA added:

“SAPHNA is delighted to have supported EduCare with the development of these four new courses. Offering practical advice and guidance to schools on medical issues, and giving staff the confidence to act, is very important as more and more schools are losing access to school nurses.”

The training package continues the partnership between EduCare and SAPHNA which recently launched its first venture, an overarching Administration of Medication training course.

The four training courses are available for purchase as stand-alone products, or as a Health Awareness addition to EduCare’s EduCare for Education service. 

About EduCare: EduCare is an expert in creating effective online safeguarding and duty of care training. The company was founded in 1989 by Keir McDonald who was awarded an MBE for services to children as a result of EduCare’s work. Keir has a personal mission to reach as many people as possible, by empowering people who work, or volunteer with, children, young people, and vulnerable adults to protect themselves and those in their care.Boasting a strong foothold in providing essential compliance training to the Education sector, EduCare also develops safeguarding and duty of care content for the Health and Social Care sector, sports and leisure providers, charities and businesses (with a focus on organisations who engage and interact with children and young people. EduCare has a portfolio of over 70 online courses that are sold individually, or in cost-effective packages for organisations. Key products include those that help ensure customers comply with legislation and statutory guidance, such as Keeping children safe in education (2018).

About SAPHNAThe School and Public Health Nurses Association, was officially launched on 1st January 2006. The original SAPHNA Executive had previously formed the CPHVA School Nurses committee and were subsequently well versed and experienced in the issues and needs of the profession, children young people, and families.SAPHNA is a professional organisation dedicated to the promotion of excellence in practice, taking forward the public health agenda by working in partnerships for the benefit of children and young people and the communities where they live and learn.Since its inception, SAPHNA has gone from strength to strength and is now a valued and esteemed non-union-affiliated Professional Association, recognised and utilised locally, nationally and internationally.A shared passion for improving the health and well-being of children and young people is what maintains SAPHNA’s determination to continue its mission and tenacious dedication.

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