ERIC Number: ED431510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for School Medication Administration. Part I: Administrative Policies and Procedures. Part II: An Instructional Program for Training School Personnel To Give Medication. Third Edition.
Colorado State Board of Nursing, Denver.
Increasing numbers of students must be given medications at school, with a variety of staff assisting these children. In order to standardized the format for instructing personnel in medication administration procedures, an instructional program was developed for those in schools and out-of-home child care settings who are giving medications that are not required to be given by a registered nurse. This manual delineates administrative policies for medication administration in school settings in Colorado and provides an instructional program to train school personnel to give medication to students. Part 1 of the manual provides a training outline of the rights and responsibilities of school personnel related to delegating medication administration, confidentiality, and liability. Part 2 provides guidelines for training school personnel to give medication. This section contains training in four areas: (1) instructional program recommendations; (2) medication overview; (3) handling and administration of medications; and (4) medication orders and records. Included with each lesson are the objectives, time and materials needed, recommended instructor, and recommended videotapes. Also included is a test and answer guide. Appended to the guide is a list of items to be included in trainee workbooks, and sample overhead masters. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, School Health Services, State Legislation
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80222-1530; Tel: 303-692-2357.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Board of Nursing, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado