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Tips for Parents       
           
USA.gov tips for parents for the school year 
                  
Gunpowder Parents School Health Checklist for a New School Year 

 

Click on the link, Health Services, to find the Parent Request for Medication in School form, as well as other health-related forms and school health information.
 
Antibiotics are not always necessary, and overuse of antibiotics contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance. Click on the link below for more information.

http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/index.html

CDC.gov

 Food Allergy Information
Food Allergy: Gunpowder Elementary Parent Pamphlet
Food Allergies at Gunpowder: What Parents Need to Know
Allergy & Asthma Today 2008:  Anaphylaxis Guide
FAAN How to Read a Label            

 Health Care Information
Need HealthCare Insurance?
Changes to HealthCare
HealthCare Access
Income Eligibility

 Asthma
So You Have Asthma
Gunpowder Elementary School Asthma Questionnaire
Childhood Asthma Control Test

Six Key Steps on Your Pathway to Asthma Control

American Lung Association
When to Keep Your Child With Asthma Home From School      

 Swallowing a Pill
video about a research-based, very easy new way to teach how to swallow a pill
(http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/pillswallowing
)
Pill Swallowing Made Easy
PillSwallowing.com

                                        Need to Dispose of unwanted or expired medications?

Baltimore County has a wonderful new program that will allow individuals to drop off expired, unwanted, and even illegal drugs, 24 hours/7 days a week. The drop boxes are located outside in front of each of the ten (10) Baltimore County Police precincts. No questions asked! This is a safer alternative to flushing them down the toilet or putting them into the landfill.

We encourage everyone to get rid of all unused medications as one part of our efforts to reduce overdoses in Baltimore County by 20% in the next 2 years. Emptying your medicine cabinets and encouraging others to do the same makes for a healthier and safer Baltimore County!

 

 

 
 
 

 

For health-related questions or concerns please contact the school nurse at kscheulen@bcps.org or call the Health Suite at 410-887-5177