Whenever possible, the parent or guardian should make arrangements so that it is not necessary for school personnel to administer a medication to a student. However there are cases when a student's health could be compromised by not getting medication during school hours. When sending any prescription or non- prescription medication to school each year, the parent must:
- Send medication in the original container with directions.
- Complete the IUSD Medication Administration form (to be signed by both parent and physician)
Storage: Medication to be administered at school is to be kept in the health office. Other special requests may be discussed with the Credentialed School Nurse.
Half Tablets: Health Office Staff is not responsible for breaking tablets in half. This will not be done at school. When there is a physician order to give one-half of a tablet, please talk with your pharmacist.
Field Trips: If your child takes daily or as-needed medication, you will be receiving a form to complete indication whether or not there is a need for this medication on field trips. Health Office Staff do not accompany students on filed trips and a teacher may be responsible for administration of medication.
Standard Medications: Health Office Staff will administer only medication that is listed and described in the Standard Physician's Desk (PDR) or the Over-the-counter ( OTC) PDR.
Nebulizer Treatments: When nebulizer treatments are required, special arrangements must be made in advance with the Credentialed School Nurse.
Thank you for your cooperation on these medication procedures. Our intent is to insure safety and good health for your child.