Where should the spare AAI be stored?

Severe anaphylaxis is an extremely time-critical situation: delays in administering adrenaline have been associated with fatal outcomes.

All AAI devices – including those belonging to a younger child (older children should keep their AAI(s) with them), and any spare AAI– must be kept in a safe and suitably central locationg. school office or staffroom which is access at all times, but in which the AAIs are out of the reach and sight of children. They must not be locked away in a cupboard or an office where access is restricted.

AAIs must be accessible and available for use at all times, and not located more than 5 minutes away from where they may be needed. In larger schools, it may be prudent to locate a kit near the central dining area and another near the playground; more than one kit may be needed.

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