Student Medications to be Given in School:
It is important that your child's medication be available to them at school should they need it during the course of the school day. Not having the proper medication at school could create an emergency situation.
What do I need to do for my child to have medication at school?
All medication must come in a properly labelled pharmacy box/container. They must be accompanied with a proper Doctor's Order. A link to our Medication Order Form is here.
What do I need for Asthma Medications?
Inhalers should come to school this year minimally with a spacer and a mask (especially for the younger students) due to COVID-19 protocols. If your child's doctor has developed an Asthma Action Plan, please include a copy of that paperwork as well.
What do I need for Epi Pens/Auvi-Q allergy medications?
Epi-Pens/ Auvi-Q or similar injectable medications must come in with the two injectables in the box. It is common to have to administer a second dose of medication with an emergency allergy reaction, therefore two doses must be available. If your child's doctor has developed an Allergy Action Plan please include a copy of that paperwork as well.
A list of your child's allergies will also assist us in monitoring those allergies.
What do I need for ADHD Medications for school?
ADHD Medications are most likely to be what is called a Scheduled/Controlled Medication and will be kept in a lock box. An initial count of the medication must be done with the parent and school nurse or designee present. Your student should not be transporting this medication to school. Please plan with the school nurse to schedule a time to bring the medication in to school.
What do I need for Seizure Medications?
Seizure Medications are most likely to be what is called a Scheduled/Controlled Medication. Depending on the type of medication, they could be stored in a lock box.
What if my child needs to take Antibiotics during the day at school?
If your child needs to take antibiotics at school, it needs to be in a properly labelled pharmacy container and you will need a doctor's order. The school nurse can give the medication for a short period of time utilizing the pharmacy label.
What if my child needs Lactaid medication for lactose intolerance?
If your child has a documented lactose intolerance diagnosis, medication may be administered in school following the above medication guidelines.
What if my child needs an Over The Counter (OTC) Medication?
OTC medications are not available in the Nurse's office on a regular basis. If your child requires an OTC medication, such as Tylenol, Motrin, Nose Spray, etc., you will need a doctor's order for it to be given at school. You must also provide the school with the medication because we do not stock OTC medications on a regular basis. Cough drops should be brought to the Nurse office for administration.
Your child should not carry any medication on their person, unless approved by the school nurse after she assesses and evaluates the student's ability to self-administer.
If you have any questions, have difficulty obtaining medications or orders, or need to schedule time to drop off medications, please call the nurse at 413-782-5246.