GUIDELINES FOR MEDICATION(S) ADMINISTERED AT SCHOOL
All medication (both prescription and nonprescription) must be transported to and from the school nurse's office by a parent or guardian.
DROPPING OFF MEDICATON
- Print out the Authorization to Administer Medication FORM and drop it off to the nurse with the medication. The nurse will complete the form and inventory your medication with you while in the clinic. Only a maximum of 30 day supply will be accepted in the clinics.
- Prescription medications require a physicians medical order to give the medication at school. This medical order can be found at the bottom of the Authorization to Administer Medication Form. Please have your physician complete and sign this prior to dropping of the medication. Medication will not be administered without the physicians order.
Nonprescription Medications (over the counter) provide to the clinic in the original package. The nurse will only administer the dose listed on the package label according to weight/age. If your physician has ordered you to give more then the dose on the package label it would be considered a prescription dose, you will need to have your doctor complete the medication information portion of the Authorization to Administer Medication form.
Prescription Medications provide to the clinic in the prescription bottle with the current medication information and the student's name on the label. For the safety of your child, the precription label must match the medication in the bottle and the medical order by your health care provider. All prescription medications require a medical order from your physician. A space for this order is provided on the Authorization to Administer Medication form.LIQUID MEDICATIONS- For the safety of your student, all dosing spoons/syringes must be provided for liquid medications by the parents/guardians and must be appropriately sized for the dose.TIME OF MEDICATION- Only medications that must be given during school hours will be administer to avoid disruption to your child's educational time. Medications that are given once, twice or three times a day should be given at home.SCHOOL PROVIDED MEDICATIONS - Please submit a new permission for the 2021-22 school year. Permissions expired at the end of the school year.
To renew your student(s) medication permission follow these directions:
Log into your parent portal of Powerschool, click on Demographics Updates
Go to the MEDICAL INFORMATION tab and complete the following steps:
- Review and update all medical information for your child.
- Mark either YES (I agree) or NO (I do not agree) to give permission for the school nurse to administer school stocked medications in your absence.
- Enter the Date (MM/DD/YYYY) and click on Verify Enrollment (Submit).
Health clinics will stock ONLY the following medication for students. These medications are given sparingly and we have limited supply. If your child needs multiple doses, you maybe asked to provide a supply for your student to the clinic.
NON FDA approved medications/supplements-Westfield Washington School policy states that non-FDA approved medication will not be dispensed during school hours, this includes but is not limited to supplements such as vitamins, herbs, essential oils and homeopathic medications.DISCONTIUNED MEDICATION - Please inform the school nurse immediately when a medication has been discontinued for your student. Please make arrangements to pick up the medications or have the nurse dispose of the inventory left in the clinic within 1 week of notification.END OF THE YEAR PROCEDURE- All medications, including emergency medications (EPI Pens, Inhalers, Diastat) must be picked up by the last day of school. Due to safety concerns during the summer, no long term storage is avialable in the clinics. Any medication left in the clinics will be disposed of prior to summer break.
- Antibiotic Cream
- Benadryl (used very sparingly and with caution for student drivers)
- Benadryl Anti Itch Cream
- Caladryl Lotion
- Hydrocordisone Cream
- Sting Kill (bee stings)