Administration of medication during school hours should occur only when medication schedules cannot be adjusted to provide for administration at home.
School personnel will only administer medication to students with long-term or chronic illnesses or disabilities, or acute conditions, which necessitates taking prescribed medication to protect the student's health.
The following is a brief overview of medication administration procedures for students. You can find a printable version of the complete procedure and guidelines on the forms tab to the right.
1. A Parent/Guardian Medication Administration Permission Form must be completed by the parent/guardian annually
2. Medication must be brought to school by the parent/guardian
3. You must provide a script for all over-the-counter medications annually
4. All medications provided at school must be FDA approved
5. No narcotics, herbal supplements, or homeopathic medications will be given while at school.
Refer to the Forms tab to the right for all required forms to administer medications at school.
The health, safety, and educational progress of a student with diabetes depends on cooperation and collaboration between the family and school staff members. Working together, they form the school health team that implements the provisions of the student's written plans and provides the necessary assistance in the school environment.
In keeping with the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act, physician orders will not be accepted that delegate the responsibility of insulin dosage adjustment by the parent/guardian to school personnel for those students identified as "with supervision" by the Diabetic Medical Management Plan (DMMP).
The health, safety, and educational progress of a student with seizure disorders depends on cooperation and collaboration between the family and school staff members. Working together, they form the school health team that implements the provisions of the student's written plans and provides the necessary assistance in the school environment.
In keeping with the guidelines of the current Florida legislation/Law, the registered school nurse will be creating an Individualized Healthcare Plan (IHP) and an Emergency Care Plan (ECP) based on the Individualized Seizure Action Plan (ISAP), which is completed and signed by the medical provider that is monitoring the student's seizure disorder.
A student who has experienced or is at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions may carry an epinephrine auto-injector and self-administer epinephrine by auto-injector while in school, participating in school-sponsored activities, or in transit to or from school or school-sponsored activities if the school has been provided with parent/guardian and medical provider's authorization. These forms must be completed each school year.
The School Board has authorized the Superintendent to adopt a protocol developed by a licensed physician for the administration of epinephrine by school personnel trained by the registered school nurse to recognize an anaphylactic reaction and administer an epinephrine auto-injection. Stock epi-pens will be maintained in a secure location on school premises for use if a student has an anaphylactic reaction.
Legal: F.S. 381.88 and F.S. 1002.20
A student with a respiratory condition may carry a metered-dose inhaler while in school with written permission from their parent/guardian and their medical provider. The forms must be completed each school year. These forms can be found in the Forms tab to the right.
Legal: F.S. 1002.2