August - September 2012 Medication Policy
Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer break.
I would like to remind everyone the medication policies at Jamestown School. The only medications to be given by this certified school nurse-teacher per the RI Rules and Regulations Section 20.0- 20.15.3 are as follows: Only prescribed medication that needs to be administered during the school day will be given. I will annually need a doctor's order, your written permission, and a properly labeled medication container with your child's name, medication, dose that I am to administer. I cannot by law, accept the medication container. This includes medication that is scheduled around lunch, inhalers, auto-injectable Epi-pens and only antibiotics that are ordered 4 times a day only.
Students attending a field trip may self-carry/administer one dose provided it is in a properly labeled container with the child's name, medication and dosage noted. No school teacher, administrator or other lay person is responsible or required to administer or carry the medication on this field trip or off site athletic event.
Medications that are ordered 3 times a day can be given, before and after school and at bedtime. Should you wish your child to receive a dose during the day, then you may come in and administer this drug. I do not administer narcotics during the school day; if your child had a procedure and warrants this type of medication, they should stay home, for safety reasons.
I do not administer over the counter cold medications to students in either building, if you feel your child warrants a dose, you may come in and administer the dose yourself.
Students at Lawn School, per Jamestown School standing orders and your written permission on the back of the emergency forms, allow me to administer Ibuprofen or Tylenol for fever, menstrual cramps, headaches, and injuries. I do not like to give either of these medications for stomachaches, as the child usually vomits promptly after administration. Parents of Melrose students will be called if their child has fever, headache, or injury warranting medication.
Students are permitted to self-carry and use their inhalers at Lawn School. As they have varying PE times and they participate in Science classes with Mr. K off site, they are permitted to have their inhaler or Epi-pen with them provided it is properly labeled, I am aware of them carrying and that they do not share these medications. Students who are found sharing an inhaler with another student will have their inhaler confiscated and a call will be placed to the parents, this is to ensure safety of all the students.
Students in either building may carry cough drops but they are to be reminded by the parents, that this is not candy and cannot be shared with others for safety reasons (choking hazards, allergies).
Reminder- your physicals, immunization series are now due if your child is entering Pre-K, K, new to Jamestown School, entering 7 th grade and if your 6 th or 8 th grader plans on trying out for sports. All health information must be submitted to the certified school nurse-teacher only.
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