ERIC Number: ED346683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools.
Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
These guidelines present standards for administering medication in Maryland schools, both prescribed and over-the-counter medications. In general, medication during school hours is discouraged unless necessary. The guidelines recommend that, whenever possible, children administer their own medication under appropriate supervision. Specifically, the guidelines address: administration of prescription drugs (ordered by a physician, nurse practitioner, midwife, or dentist); parental consent; proper labeling, storage, and disposal of medication; the administration itself; special considerations in the administration of narcotics; over the counter medications; administration of medication on field trips; error in medication administration; stolen medication; and education on medication use. Physician authorization, parental consent, and recordkeeping forms are attached, as are the standards of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the delegation of nursing functions. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland