At times it may be necessary for Nemarluk School staff to administer medication to students. To meet DoE guidelines, it is essential that specific forms are completed. Important points are:
LONG TERM MEDICATION
- Long term medication must be ordered/advised by a Doctor and permission granted to the school nurse to contact the Doctor if necessary.
- The Doctor prescribing the medication must be aware that the school will supervise or carry out administration. The Doctor must provide medical instructions to the school by completing the ‘Medication Instruction from Prescribing Doctor’ form.
- Medication should be delivered into the care of the teacher or office staff who will store it a secure cupboard or container.
- A ‘Student Medication Request’ form must be completed by the family. This form can also be used for short term medication such as panadol, ventolin and antibiotics.
- All drugs should be contained in properly labeled containers that show the name of the drug, the student’s name and the dose/frequency it is to be administered.
SHORT TERM MEDICATION
- Short-term illnesses and infections treated with antibiotics, or drugs commonly used for pain relief such as paracetamol. The administration of these medications requires written parental consent and is the responsibility of the First Aid Officer in the school.
- All drugs should be contained in properly labeled containers that show the name of the drug, the student’s name and the dose/frequency it is to be administered