• Medications and Medical Conditions

      

    •  Medication

      Medications and Medical Conditions                                   

      On the first day of school, a pink sheet will be coming home with your child asking you to update your child's records.  Please list all contact numbers including names and numbers of those we can call if we are unable to contact you.  On the back, it is important that you include any of your child's medical conditions and medications they are taking.  It is extremely important that I know of any medical conditions and medications.  If this information should change during the school year, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

      If your child needs to take medication during the school day, please complete the medication consent form (available in my office) and provide the medication in the original container. Do not send the medication with your child to school, do not send medication to school that you want to go home with the student everyday.  We are unable to have medication come and go home!  Please note that sunscreen, herbal medication, natural oils, cough drops all constitute as medication and needs to have a medication consent form filled out.  I will be unable to administer these items if this form is not completed. If your child needs to keep an epi-pen and/or inhaler with them, there is a separate form to be completed. Prescription medications must be in an original prescription container labeled for the student with a current date.  The label must state directions that coincide with a written doctor order, and parent's request for giving the medication at school.
    • meds The dosage you write on the medication form must match the dosage on the medication bottle. This is true for both prescription and over-the-counter medications.  If your child needs more than the dosage described on the bottle, please provide a note from your child's doctor's office. 
    • Also, for over-the-counter medications, please make sure the medication is age-appropriate for your child.  For example, don't provide Extra Strength Acetaminophen for a child who is less than 12 years of age.  For children less than 12, you must supply a Children's Acetaminophen.  The same holds true with Ibuprofen.                                
       
      Over-the counter Medications needed by students during the school day must me checked in to the Health Center by a parent/guardian. Request must be in agreement with the manufacturer's directions or have a superseding physician's order.  Herbal preparations must have a doctor's order.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian  to pick up any unused or discontinued medications promptly from the health center.  At the end of the school year, any medication remaining in the health center will be discarded. Over-the counter medications are not available in the Health Center.   Students are not permitted to have medication in their possession at any time without a specific prior written arrangement with the nurse. 
       
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