Nurse’s Notes

Nurse’s Notes

Medication At School:

Here’s a friendly reminder about the procedure to follow if it is

essential that a student receive medication during school. Any and all

medications to be given during school hours by school personnel

must be accompanied by the completed medication form. There are

three types of medication administration at school. The same

medication form is used for all of these situations. Some situations

require a physician’s signature, some do not.

Long Term Medication Administration: This covers

medications to be taken by a student at a prescribed time every day

during school hours for the duration of the school year. This also

includes prescription medications such as asthma inhalers or epi-

pens, etc. to be used as needed. This situation does require a written

order from the physician as well as parent/guardian permission.

Short Term Medication Administration: This covers

medications to be taken by a student at a prescribed time or on an

“as needed” basis for a single period of ten days or less. This would

include antibiotic therapy, or an over the counter medication for

treatment of a specific ailment for that specific ten day period, etc.

This situation requires written instructions and permission from parent

of guardian.

Over the Counter Medication Administration for use

“as needed”: This covers any over the counter medication that

you wish your child to have access to during school hours for the

duration of that school year. This would include Tylenol, Advil,

Tums, Cough Medicines, etc

 
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