This addition is intended to train school staff to administer only glucagon and self-injectable adrenaline. If school staff are intended for the administration of other medications at school, they must be trained with full medication management Training Parents/guardians of children who need prescribed medications to be administered at school must complete a written request (DOCX 74.32KB) Students must not bring medication unless otherwise agreed in writing between the school and the student`s parents/guardians. Education and care staff cannot administer medication taken by other means. These include medications that must be injected with a needle. Ask the school about these types of medications. They need special planning and sometimes the help of a nurse. Students should not take the first dose of a new medication at school. The first dose should always be monitored by a parent or health care professional. The only exception is emergency medicines. Prescribed medications are administered in schools by volunteers and trained individuals. Except in an emergency, only staff members who have volunteered and received training will receive prescribed medications for students. The administration of these drugs is part of the department`s duty of care to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of students during schooling.
Schools store medicines safely at school or at the campsite. Emergency medications that your child may require immediate access to are an exception. For example, an asthma tampon to relieve asthma. Your child can keep this with them, or you can arrange an employee to take care of it. If a doctor prescribes medications that need to be administered during the school day, parents/guardians must: If your child brings medication to school, make sure it is in the original pharmacy container, including the label. This will help staff identify it. In the event of an emergency that was not expected in the emergency/emergency section of an individual health plan, staff will provide a general emergency response (e.g. B call an ambulance). If an emergency response requires immediate administration of medication to prevent serious illness or injury, staff must administer the necessary medication. Education and care staff can help with medication: Schools do not usually provide or administer medication in an emergency unless it was provided by parents to a particular student as part of an individual health plan. Staff only help with medications that cannot be taken before or after school.
For example, some medications should be taken three times a day – you can administer them yourself at breakfast, after school and at the end of the day. . . .