Do you provide the teacher with a carrying case for the epi??

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 2:47pm
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I haven't yet discussed with teacher how DS's epi will be accompanying him around the school for special events. I was thinking about purchasing an epi carrier case, to make it easier on the teacher -- has this worked for anyone else? Perhaps meds must be in their original boxes with pharmacy labels, so maybe this idea isn't feasible.

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 3:00pm
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DS is going into 3rd grade. Since kindergarten we've put his epis (2) and liquid zyrtec in a fanny pack with his name written on the outside with 'puffy paint'. We also put in a copy of his action plan. His teacher, his aide, or the speech pathologist grab it off its hook and put it over their shoulder, or wear it around their waist if they want their hands free. It's worked out really well for us - no complaints!

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 3:32pm
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My DD enters kindergarten in a couple of weeks. I plan on putting her Epi pens, Benedryl, and inhaler in one of these:
[url="http://www.safetysack.com/"]http://www.safetysack.com/[/url]
Currently at her daycare, I provide a bag with Epi pens and Benedryl for the teacher to take on field trips. I use a Wise Walker bag, which is just large enough to fit her meds (and an ice pack for those hot DC summer days). This is in addition to the two that remain in her classroom at all times.
[url="http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=63203&PRODID=69279"]http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=63203&PRODID=69279[/url]
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Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 9:21pm
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Last year, in 2nd grade, DS requested his teacher wear an epi-pen. Teacher readily agreed and I provided a belt-type holster which my DH normally would carry (and which he had made). Teacher is male and said he agreed with DH, worked well for a male.
This year, beginning 3rd grade, DS again requested his teacher have an epi-pen--to keep it on/in her desk and carry it when the class left the room. I will provide her with a epi-pen carrying case on an adjustable belt which I use to use for myself and now leave with those (very few!) who might be taking care of DS for an hour or two. (I cannot get another case just like this one--it was a promotional item which Dey sent to me years ago. I called Dey and they no longer have anything like it.)
DS has been wearing his own epi-pen since Kindergarten and neither his Kindergarten nor his 1st grade teacher had an epi-pen. (2 epi-pens have and are in the nurse's office, unlocked during the day.) Although he continues to wear his epi-pen, he became insecure last year after forgetting to put on his epi-pen belt multiple times, causing us to rush back to the house, etc.
Donni

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:33am
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We use an Eagle Creek bag from The Container Store (can probably be purchased elsewhere). It has a clear plastic liner and a mesh outer, so you can see through it (we've used black in the past but this year bought green).
It has a clip on it that can attach to a purse or belt loop easily.
We get the Small and the Mini--the mini is easier to hold on to but only holds two Epis, benadryl, and dropper (also Triaminic strips). Because we were out of town and didn't get back in time to pick up all the Epis, yesterday, DS put one Epi, benadryl, dropper, and inhaler in the Mini. And the other Epi went to the school nurse (today he as two in his carry around pack and two in the nurse's office).
Here's what the Small looks like:
[url="http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=252&PRODID=10015536"]http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=252&PRODID=10015536[/url]
Eagle Creek has a wonderful guarantee on their products. We use them quite a bit.
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Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 4:01am
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Our pack is similar in looks to McCobbre except that is is a $1 pencil case that has 3 holes to clip into a 3 ring binder. It is clear on one side and hot pink. I got it at Wal-Mart.
DD1 carries hers on her in an epi-belt. DD2 is only 2 and goes to preschool 2 days a week. This is what I will give to her teacher to carry. I put a clip in one of the rings so the teacher can clip it to her own bag.
Patty
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Patty
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Sara (7/02) allergic to pn, grass, trees
Julia (9/04) allergic to eggs? & nuts? (no testing, just reactions)

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 9:06am
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I purchased a fanny pack from the travel section at Walmart and my son's aide or teacher wears it around their waste for the day. I include 2 Epipens, Benadryl, dropper, instruction. Has worked out great so far.

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 3:00pm
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DS is going into 3rd grade. Since kindergarten we've put his epis (2) and liquid zyrtec in a fanny pack with his name written on the outside with 'puffy paint'. We also put in a copy of his action plan. His teacher, his aide, or the speech pathologist grab it off its hook and put it over their shoulder, or wear it around their waist if they want their hands free. It's worked out really well for us - no complaints!

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 3:32pm
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My DD enters kindergarten in a couple of weeks. I plan on putting her Epi pens, Benedryl, and inhaler in one of these:
[url="http://www.safetysack.com/"]http://www.safetysack.com/[/url]
Currently at her daycare, I provide a bag with Epi pens and Benedryl for the teacher to take on field trips. I use a Wise Walker bag, which is just large enough to fit her meds (and an ice pack for those hot DC summer days). This is in addition to the two that remain in her classroom at all times.
[url="http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=63203&PRODID=69279"]http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=63203&PRODID=69279[/url]
[This message has been edited by ceross (edited August 20, 2006).]
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Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 9:21pm
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Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

Last year, in 2nd grade, DS requested his teacher wear an epi-pen. Teacher readily agreed and I provided a belt-type holster which my DH normally would carry (and which he had made). Teacher is male and said he agreed with DH, worked well for a male.
This year, beginning 3rd grade, DS again requested his teacher have an epi-pen--to keep it on/in her desk and carry it when the class left the room. I will provide her with a epi-pen carrying case on an adjustable belt which I use to use for myself and now leave with those (very few!) who might be taking care of DS for an hour or two. (I cannot get another case just like this one--it was a promotional item which Dey sent to me years ago. I called Dey and they no longer have anything like it.)
DS has been wearing his own epi-pen since Kindergarten and neither his Kindergarten nor his 1st grade teacher had an epi-pen. (2 epi-pens have and are in the nurse's office, unlocked during the day.) Although he continues to wear his epi-pen, he became insecure last year after forgetting to put on his epi-pen belt multiple times, causing us to rush back to the house, etc.
Donni

Posted on: Fri, 08/18/2006 - 1:33am
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Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

We use an Eagle Creek bag from The Container Store (can probably be purchased elsewhere). It has a clear plastic liner and a mesh outer, so you can see through it (we've used black in the past but this year bought green).
It has a clip on it that can attach to a purse or belt loop easily.
We get the Small and the Mini--the mini is easier to hold on to but only holds two Epis, benadryl, and dropper (also Triaminic strips). Because we were out of town and didn't get back in time to pick up all the Epis, yesterday, DS put one Epi, benadryl, dropper, and inhaler in the Mini. And the other Epi went to the school nurse (today he as two in his carry around pack and two in the nurse's office).
Here's what the Small looks like:
[url="http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=252&PRODID=10015536"]http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=252&PRODID=10015536[/url]
Eagle Creek has a wonderful guarantee on their products. We use them quite a bit.
[This message has been edited by McCobbre (edited August 18, 2006).]

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