• The medication
policy complies with the state guidelines to ensure the health and safety of
all students requiring medication in school.
• All medications, including inhalers and antibiotics, need to be housed in the school health office. A physician written order is necessary for prescription medications requiring daily or as needed administration during school hours. (Forms available from school nurse or use Prescription Medication Form, or Medication on Field Trips Permission Form). If the medication is short term (i.e. antibiotics), have the physician write a note with the order. Please note: unless your child goes to an after school program, antibiotics prescribed three times per day can be given at home. Ask your pharmacist for a separate labeled container for any medications to be taken at school.
• Parents should deliver medications directly to the nurse. Restrictions in physical activity, including physical education and outdoor recess should be noted, as needed, by the physician. If your child has asthma, the school nurse should have an inhaler and a care plan noting your child's triggers and baseline pulmonary function.
• No over-the-counter-medications will be administered without parental permission annually. If you feel your child will require over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibuprofen) or Benadryl (dyphenhydramine) more than 5 times in a school year, please provide the health office with a small supply. All medications should be brought directly to the nurse in the original container, by a parent/guardian or designated adult. The bottle will be labeled with the child's name and locked in a cabinet for use exclusively by your child. The Over-the-Counter Medication Form must be filled out and given to the nurse.
• Protocols for over-the-counter-medications as well as the Littleton Public Schools medication administration plan are available in the Health Office.