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Giving Medicine At School
Asheboro City Schools
Policy & Procedures 2012-2013
Giving Medicine At School
School Board Policy
пЃ¬ Guidelines for med administration
пЃ¬ 6 Rights of medication administration
пЃ¬ Procedure for giving medicine
пЃ¬ Student well-being
пЃ¬ Confidentiality
пЃ¬ Quiz
пЃ¬ Verification
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School Board Policy
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Policy 6125Asheboro City Schools recognizes that
students may need to take medicines at
school. However, to minimize disruptions
to the school day, medicines should be
taken at home rather than at school
whenever feasible. The school district is
not required to administer any medicine
that could be given at home……
LINK To BOARD POLICY
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Healthy students
learn better
Guidelines for Medication Administration
1.
All medicines, prescription and non-prescription, administrated by
school personnel during school hours must be prescribed by a
physician/ dentist and have a written request/ permission signed by a
parent/ legal guardian. All signatures must be completed on the
Physician’s Authorization of Medication for a Student in School
form. A new form must be completed annually.
2.
All medicines must be brought to school in the original container
appropriately labeled by the pharmacy/ physician/ manufacturer
indicating student’s name, medication name and dosage.
3.
All medicines are kept in a locked, secure place. Refrigerated meds
should be kept separate from food items. Exceptions may be made for
emergency meds.
Guidelines(cont’d)
4. Annually, the principal will designate school employees to be
responsible for the security and administration of medicines in
each school. All personnel will complete this training module.
5. The school nurse who serves the school will coordinate this
program under the direction of the principal and will maintain
a medication log for each student that is receiving medication
during school hours. The nurse will review this log on a
monthly basis so that each individual student is effectively
monitored.
Guidelines(cont’d)
6. The person(s) who have been designated by the principal to administer
and secure medications in the school shall maintain records of
medication administration to the student as follows:
a. Medication Administration Record:
Record date and time for administration of medicine with initials in
black ink, no erasures or mark-outs
This record is a legal document
b. Record date when medication is discontinued.
c. Record the time medications are given on back of student’s
MedicationAdministration Record each time med is given. Record
date, time and initials.
d. Record your name and initials on front of each medication log.
Guidelines(cont’d)
7. When a student is leaving the school grounds for a field trip,
measures should be taken to provide medication as prescribed. Needed dosage of medicine should be transported by designated
personnel in a sealed, secure and labeled container/
envelope as appropriate.
8. Students may not self-medicate unless the school has written permission form
signed by parent and physician. Parents may administer meds to their children
at any time while on school property. The school assumes no responsibility for
students when parents administer their medications
9. Medications that the elementary and middle school student no longer
need will be returned only to the parent. At AHS, medications may be
returned home by the student after notification of the parent.
New Medication Request
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When a request to give medicine is received
from a parent, notify your school nurse so that
she might:
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Ensure all orders/forms are accurate & complete
(including signatures of parents/physicians)
Fill out a Medication Administration Record &
review the medication label prior to first time
administration
Any changes in medication must be made in
writing from parent & authorized by physician
6 Rights of Giving Medicine
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Right Student
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Right Medicine
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Right Dose
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Right Time
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Right Route
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Right Recording
Right Student
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Check and double check the student’s
name. Ask the student his or her name.
Ask someone who is familiar with the
student to identify him if you’re not sure
of the student identity.
Right Medicine
Compare the Medication name on the
medicine label with the directions from
the MD authorization sheet. The names
should match
пЃ¬ Be aware Brand names and/or Generic
names may be listed, if in doubt, ask
your school nurse
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Right Dose
Compare the dosage on the medication
label to the directions on the MD
authorization sheet
пЃ¬ Note strength of medicine (ie:25mg) &
note amount to be given: (1 tab., ВЅ tsp.,
1Tb., etc.)
пЃ¬ Parents must provide appropriate
measuring tools for liquid medicines
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Right Time
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Compare directions on the MD authorization
sheet with the label on the medication bottle. If
the directions differ: Follow directions on the
MD Authorization sheet
пЃ¬ Giving medicine 30 minutes before or 30
minutes after the prescribed time is still
considered on time (grace period)
 Giving medicine outside of the �grace period’ is
considered an error and should be
documented/reported to school nurse
Right Route
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Compare the MD authorization form with
the label on the medication bottle for the
correct route (oral, topical, ear drops,
eye drops, etc.)
Right Recording
After an individual student’s medicine has
been administered, record the time & your
initials.
пЃ¬ Document in black ink only, never use white
out or scribble out mistakes.
пЃ¬ If you make a mistake, mark through with one
line and your initials.
пЃ¬ Remember the forms are legal documents
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you have questions about
anything, notify the school
nurse or parent before
giving medicine.
Following the 6R’s will help
avoid errors.
Procedure for Giving Medicines:
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Wash Hands
Do not touch medicine with hands. Use lid to
dispense.
Practice the 6Rights
Document on log if medicine is missed, refused or late
using codes found on front of Medication
Administration Record
Maintain confidentiality
If an error occurs while giving medicine, notify your
principal and the school nurse immediately
Procedures for Giving Medicine
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Stay with student until medication is
swallowed
пЃ¬ Do not crush/split pills or open capsules
without instructions to do so by physician
authorization form or School nurse
пЃ¬ When applying topical medication (patches
or ointments) wear gloves &
пЃ¬ Rotate sights (left side/right side) with
medication patches to avoid skin irritation
Student Medication Safety
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The health and welfare of the student is
paramount in all decisions regarding the
administration of a medicine. Therefore, if
school personnel have concerns regarding the
appropriateness of a medication administration
or dosage for a student, verification should be
obtained from the physician prior to
administering the medication. Please contact
your school nurse for help with this issue.
Student Medication Safety
Per School Board Policy 6125:
The School retains the discretion to reject
requests for administering drugs or
medications.
Confidentiality
Written information maintained by the
school or school personnel regarding a
student’s medicinal or health needs is
confidential.
 Do not discuss a child’s health issues or
medication issues with others
пЃ¬ Parents and students must be afforded
all rights under FERPA and state
confidentiality laws
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Quiz
Medication Training Quiz
Mark all questions true or false
1. School Board policy # 6125 addresses
medication administration.
2. Medication no longer needed may be
returned home in the middle school student’s
book bag.
3. Over the counter medication does not require
the doctor’s authorization
4. Black ink is required on the medication log.
Medication Training Quiz(p 2)
5. The 6Rights of giving medicines are : right dose, right
student, right time, right route, right recording and right
medicine.
6. The parent has the right to administer medication to
their child while on school property.
7. Parents are responsible to inform the school of any
changes in medication.
8. Parents and students must be accorded all rights
provide by ABC laws.
9. Medication policy must be made available to all
students and parents annually.
10.Only teachers may give medicines.
Med Training Quiz Key
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5.
T
F
F
T
T
6. T
7. T
8. F
9. T
10. F
AFTER COMPLETION OF THIS TRAINING:
See your school nurse with any
questions
пЃ¬ NO PRINTING
пЃ¬ Sign log of completion located in the
office at your school with your school
secretary
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