Nurses Corner

 

 

PARENT FACT SHEET FOR MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

A. Medication should be sent to school ONLY as ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

B. Controlled substance medication, such as ritalin, must be brought to school by a parent.

C. Parents must give the first dose of any new prescription or over-the-counter drug, except PRN (as needed) emergency medication, e.g., epipen

D. Medication that needs to be broken, e.g., pills that need to be divided in half must be done by the parent.

E. When you send medication to school do the following:

1. Parents will NOTIFY SCHOOL STAFF by telephone when sending medication to school.

2. Send completed Physicians Medication Authorization for Prescription and Nonprescripition Medication form with doctor's signature to the school.

3. Prescripition medication will not be accepted by the school system unless it is labeled by a registered pharmacist with:

*name of medication

*name of student

*name of physician

*date

*directions for administration

Nonprescripition medication or over-the-counter drugs must come to school in orginal container labeled with:

*name of student

*name of physician

*date

*directions for administration

F. Notify Health Services staff IMMEDIATELY when your child needs specialized medication, such as: epipen, nebulizer treatment, inhaler or diabetes management.  There are special forms that you need to take to the physician.  These forms can be obtained at the school.

G. A new medication form must be submitted:

1. At the beginning of each school year.

2. When there is a change in dosage or time medication is given or a change in specialized services.

NO MEDICATION WILL BE GIVEN TO YOUR CHILD WITHOUT THE PROPER FORM BEING COMPLETETED BY YOUR DOCTOR AND THE PROPERLY LABELED MEDICATION BOTTLE.

If you have any questions, please call the Nurse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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