Shelva Gaudette, Nurse
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Shelva Gaudette
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL:
When a student needs to take medicine at school, whether daily, all school year or just a few days, the following guidelines MUST be followed:
1. Any medication brought to school must come in the original container.
· Prescription medication must be in the prescription bottle with the correct label that includes the student’s name and the dose of the medicine, directions for taking the medicine, doctor’s name and current date. Most pharmacies will give you 2 bottles, one for home and one for school.
· When medication doses change the current prescription bottle needs to reflect that new dose.
· “Over the counter” medicine must be in the original container with a note from the parent/guardian with directions that include what the medicine is for, when, and how much is to be given. If parent directions do not follow the guidelines written on the label regarding frequency and dose, the medicine will not be given without a written note from the doctor.
2. Written consent for giving medication from a parent/guardian must accompany medicine brought to school.
· For long-term medication (those given at school for longer than a week) a parent/guardian must complete the Medication Consent Form and it must be returned to the nurse before any medication is given to the student.
· Short term medications, like antibiotics given for just a few days at school, must come with a written note from a parent/guardian that includes consent for the School Nurse or her designee to give the medicine to the student and directions for when and how much is given.
For the safety of your student, no medication of any kind will be given unless it comes in its original container. Medicine that comes in baggies, envelopes or any improperly labeled container will be sent home without being given.
Most medications that are taken 3 times per day or less can be administered at times outside of school hours. Unless specifically directed by your doctor, give it before school, as soon as the student arrives home and at bedtime.
If you have further questions please feel free to contact: Shelva Gaudette firstname.lastname@example.org or (208)350-4470