A top priority of school nurses is to ensure maximum health and safety for all students in the Wilson School District. We realize that at times students have medical conditions which require the use of medication. In most situations, all doses of the prescribed medications can be given at home; however, there are times when it will be necessary for a student to receive medication during school hours. Therefore, we have adopted a revised procedural guideline for medication administration. These procedures are necessary in order to comply with Pennsylvania state laws including those of the State Board of Nurse Examiners. Please review the following guidelines carefully and consult your child’s school nurse if you have questions.
STANDING ORDER MEDICATIONS
The school district’s physician has authorized the administration of the following medications to students:
- Acetaminophen (generic for Tylenol)
- Ibuprofen (generic for Motrin, Advil)
- Mylanta and/or Tums
- Benadryl (for allergic reactions only, NOT seasonal allergies)
However, in order for the nurse to administer the above medication to your child, a parent/guardian must have provided consent on the Student Medical Information Form in Skyward.
EPI-PEN & INHALERS
In compliance with the Pennsylvania Public School Code, students may carry and use his/her prescribed inhaler or Epi-Pen during the school day if the procedures below have been followed:
- The Authorization for School Medication Administration form is completed by the student’s health care provider and parent/guardian and a copy is on file with the school nurse.
- The prescribing health care provider and parent/guardian must agree that the child is able and responsible to carry and self-administer the inhaler and/or Epi-Pen during school hours or activities.
- The student’s name must be on the inhaler and/or Epi-Pen.
- If a student uses the inhaler/Epi-pen during the school day, it is necessary that he/she notify the school nurse as soon as possible.