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    Checklist: Administering Medications in K-12 Schools

    Many students need to take medication throughout the school day for a variety of medical reasons. However, this practice can also pose a variety of risks—from the repercussions of incorrect or missed dosages to improper prescription medication storage. Use this checklist to ensure your process for administering medication considers and mitigates all risk factors.


    Equestrian Activities at School: Managing the Risks

    Many K-12 and higher education institutions offer horseback riding programs. Although these programs provide multiple benefits, the inherently dangerous nature of the activity – including the relatively high risk of head injuries – means that schools must take special care to implement and enforce procedures to manage the risks and maximize student safety.

    Provide Suicide Prevention Training at K-12 Schools

    Recent legislation passed in 11 states requires suicide prevention training for faculty, staff, and students (in some states) for elementary and secondary students. United Educators recommends schools consider implementing such training, regardless of whether your state requires it. Use the suggestions in this Insights blog to shape or assess your training program.

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