Jenks Public Schools Health Servicesl
Medication Administrations: All medication taken at school must be kept in the nurse’s office regardless of the student’s age. This is for the safety of all students. If possible, parents are advised to administer medication at home on a schedule other than during school hours. If it is necessary that a medication be given during school hours, these regulations must be followed:
1. A “Request to Give Medication” form must be completed and signed by the parent to guardian on each prescription and non-prescription medication to be given at school, and kept on file in the nurse’s office. It is strongly recommended that a parent or guardian deliver the medication to the nurse’s office and complete the above mentioned form.
2. Prescription and non-prescription medications must be brought to the nurses office in its original container with original label intact. Prescription medication will be given only if the students name is on the original label and only in the dosage listed. The child’s physician in writing must approve dosage changes. Expired medications will not be administered. Original prescription bottles will be sent home with the student when empty unless the parent requests otherwise. A written record will be kept of times and dates medication is taken. It is the students and parents responsibility to ensure compliance. Parent and teachers are encouraged to check on student’s compliance as often as needed.
3. Medications that are controlled substances will not be sent home with the student. A parent or guardian must pick up any remaining medications (from prescription change, etc.). Exception to this policy will be made at the discretion of the principal and /or school nurse. All medication not picked up by the last day of school will be discarded.
4. Asthmatic Medications: All inhalers should be kept in the nurses office. If a student must carry an inhaler, a written doctor’s order must be on file in the nurses office. We strongly suggest the parent supply the nurse with a back-up inhaler, should the student misplace or forget their inhaler. The nurse or teacher cannot be responsible for the inhaler the student carries.
5. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) are available upon requests by students if parent permission was given on the Enrollment Form.
6. Aspirin: Aspirin is not offered at school and is not recommended for persons under 21 years of age. If a student’s doctor advises aspirin for specific conditions, the nurse will administer the aspirin as directed upon receiving the doctor’s written order.
7. Homeopathic/Herbal Medication: Homeopathic and herbal medicines may be given by the nurse if the medication is FDA approved and if the medication and the requested dosage is age appropriate according to the directions on the manufacture’s label. Written permission from the student’s parent must accompany the request for medication administration. All other herbal or homeopathic medications (non-FDA approved), must be ordered by a physician (M.D., D.O., or Chiropractor).
This policy has been established to maintain the safety of all students. It promotes responsible and reliable medication schedules. It recognizes special needs with flexibility and includes accountability of the parent, student, and physician. Please contact us if there are any questions or concerns at 299-4415 X5805.