Jr/Sr High School Nurse

Medication Policy

 

The South Williamsport Area School District has established the following policy regarding the administration of medications. All efforts should be made to administer medication at home; however, when medication must be administered during school hours the following guidelines must be followed:

Administration of Prescription Medication Policy

A. Submit a private physician’s written request for administration of medication to the school nurse. This request must include:

  • Name of student
  • Identification of medication
  • Purpose of medication
  • Dosage of medication
  • Date and time medication is to be administered
  • Possible side effects, if any
  • Physician’s signature and phone number
  • Signature of parent/guardian

B. There may be occasions when it is not possible to obtain a physician’s written request. The nurse may make exception to this requirement at her discretion provided all other guidelines are followed.

C. All medication must be delivered in a pharmacy container which includes:

  • The student’s name
  • Identification of medication
  • Directions for administration
  • Physician’s name

D. All medication must be administered through the health office. Unsupervised, self-administration of medication is not permitted unless cleared through the health office. In some situations (such as inhalers used for asthma or an Epipen used for bee stings), it may be necessary for medication to be cleared through the health office.

Administration of Non-Prescription Medication Policy

A. All non-prescription medication must be delivered in original container in which it was purchased. (Medications must not be sent in plastic wrap; baggies; or home containers). Again, the following guidelines must be followed:

  • Name of student
  • Identification of medication
  • Purpose of medication
  • Dosage
  • Date and time medication is be administered.
  • Possible side effects if any
  • Signature of parent/guardian

B. At the nurse’s discretion, permission for administration of Acetaminophen tablets will be accepted by phone for a one-time dose of this medication if written permission is not on file. If you have any questions concerning administration of medication during school hours, please call the school nurse at (570)320-4497.

 

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