In cases where it is necessary for a student to take medication during school hours, the following procedures are in effect:
- Students are not to carry any medication during school, including inhalers, vitamins, fluoride pills or cold medication.
- All medication must be transported to school by an adult and brought to the nurse’s office.
- All medications (except limited time antibiotics) administered in school require: A written physician’s order.
The order must include the following:
- Name of medication
- Dosage of medication \
- Route of administration (oral, etc.)
- Frequency of administration
- Student’s diagnosis
- Antibiotics – do not require a physician’s order
All medications must be in a pharmacy labeled container that includes child’s name. Extra containers are available at your pharmacy at no extra charge. Over the counter (OTC) medications must be in original container and must have physician’s order or will not be given.
Contact the school nurse at 278-8643 if medication requirements necessitate parental administration during school hours.
Tylenol and Benadryl
Students may receive Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) per standing orders of the school physician based on the following protocols:
1. Parental consent on file (noted on student information cards).
2. No known allergies to these medications.
3. Not receiving other medications that would react with these medications.
4. Only to be given once per school day if necessary.
5. Will not be given if student has a fever of 103 F or higher, vomiting/diarrhea, severe abdominal pain or recent head injury.