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ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES

Any medication that has not been prescribed should be questioned as to whether or not it is needed during school hours. If this is needed it can be self administered or administered under parental supervision. School staff will not administer non-prescribed medication.

 

NO PRESCRIBED MEDICINE should be administered by staff unless clear written instructions to do so have been obtained from the parents or legal guardians and the school has indicated that it is able to do so - pro forma in school office.

  
IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT STAFF ARE ACTING VOLUNTARILY 
IN ADMINISTERING PRESCRIBED MEDICINES

 

The parents or legal guardians must take responsibility for updating the school with any changes in administration for routine or emergency medication and maintain an in-date supply. If this is not the case then the previous instructions must be followed. All medicines must be clearly labelled with the child’s name, route (i.e. mode of administering oral/aural etc.) dose, frequency and name of the medication being given.

 

Where it is agreed by the parents and teachers prescribed medication including emergency medication or related products e.g., inhalers or creon will be carried by the child for self administration. 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICATION AND RELIEVER INHALERS MUST FOLLOW THE CHILD AT ALL TIMES. Inhalers and emergency treatment medication MUST follow the child to the sports field, swimming pool, etc. Children may carry their own emergency treatment, but if this is not appropriate, the medication will be kept by the teacher in charge. The school may hold spare emergency medication if it is provided by the parents or guardians, in the event that the child loses their medication.

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