Being a fairly new school nurse, I'd like advice regarding self-carrying inhalers or other medication. In our state, students of any age are allowed to carry inhalers or epi-pens if they have a doctor's order and the school nurse and parent are in agreement with it. Medications (not including controlled substances) are allowed to be self-carried by 7-12th graders with the same procedure followed. Not everyone is comfortable with the same things. But what has your experience been with letting students of the elementary school and middle school ages carry inhalers? How do you really tell when they are responsible enough to do it (not only to remember to bring, but also to not share with others?) I would appreciate any comments. Thanks ahead of time!