The school nurse and trained staff administers ALL medications – prescribed and over the counter. This includes cough drops and topical ointments such as for chapped lips. The protocol of administering your child"s medication is as follows:
1. All medications (prescribed or over the counter) will be given by the school nurse.
2. The PARENT WILL BRING the medication to the nurse’s office. At NO TIME should the child carry medication to school (this includes over the counter medication). This can be potentially UNSAFE should your child or another student get into the back pack and ingest the medication. Medication brought in by a student WILL NOT be given.
3. The parent will sign the medication administration sheet with instructions and times of administration for the medications.
4. The medication should have the child’s name and instructions from the doctor if prescribed. If the medication is an over the counter, it MUST be age appropriate and have the name of the child written on the bottle where the instructions of the medication is not obstructed.
5. If your child has asthma you will also need to have the doctor complete a form providing the nurse with specific instructions regarding your child’s treatment plan. I have these forms in my office. These forms will take very little of your time to complete and will ensure your child’s safety and well being. Any time the doctor makes changes to your child’s treatment plan I must be notified in writing from the doctor of that change.
6. All medication MUST be picked up by the last day of school. Any medication left after the last day of school WILL BE destroyed.