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Medications are administered by the Nurse/Health Assistant according to Dysart Unified School District policy.

If a Nurse or Health Assistant is not available, the school administrator may appoint a “designee” to administer medication; on field trips, administration may delegate the administration of medication to unlicensed personnel.

All Prescription Medications, including inhalers, must be in a pharmacy box/bottle with prescription label attached with the child’s name, medication name, dosage and time of day clearly stated. The parent/guardian must complete and sign the Medication Administration Request form for every prescription medication given on campus.  Refills of medications  are to be brought to the school health office by a parent.

The parent/guardian may bring in over the counter medication for their child; the container must be sealed and the child’s name must be clearly written on the container. Requests must be in agreement with the manufacturer’s directions or have a superseding physician’s order. Herbal preparations must have a doctor’s order. A Medication Administration Request form must be completed and signed.

If the parent/guardian wants his/her child to receive treatment for minor complaints/injuries, and/or receive over the counter medication such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) the parent/guardian must complete and sign a Health History form giving written permission to the staff to administer over the counter medications. Topical or oral Benadryl is not stocked in the health office.

To prevent the overuse of Ibuprofen and Tylenol, the Health Office will not administer these medications four (4) hours before the final bell (elementary school) and one (1) hour before the final bell (high school) unless verbal, as well as written, permission has been obtained from the parent/guardian.

All medications are kept in the health office unless special arrangements have been made with the Lead Nurse and site Health Assistant.

Certain emergency medications (Inhalers and Epi Pens) may be kept within the location of the student or in the student’s backpack. A special consent form must be completed and signed for these self-carry medications.

Parents/guardians should retrieve medications at the end of the school year; medications will be destroyed if not retrieved by the last day of school.
 

Revised  2/19