Medication Procedures

MEDICATION PROCEDURES

Health Technician, Debbie Lambert, 858-391-1514 x2107, dlambert@powayusd.com
Students are allowed to carry lip balm at school. 
Students who wear contact lenses are allowed to carry contact lens solution or keep it in the Health Office to use at anytime
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Whenever possible, medication should be administered at home.  Parents have the option to personally administer medication to their child at any time during the school day.  If a student needs medication during the school day or on an “as needed” basis without a parent present, please read the following information.
 
For Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications click on this form: H-26 Authorization for Medication Administration or get the form from the office.  The form requires a parent signature and a California licensed physician to complete and sign it.  Examples of over-the-counter medications are Tylenol, Benadryl, Visine Eye Drops, etc.  Clearly label medications with the student's name.  Prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy-labeled container stating the student’s full name, medication name, proper dosage, and time to be given.  A parent needs to bring the completed form and the medication to the office.  Please check the expiration date on all medication you provide to the school office and update this medication as needed.
 
For EpiPens and Epinephrine auto-injectors, click on this form: H-58 Life Threatening Allergy Plan and read these Guidelines or get these from the office.  The form requires requires a parent signature and a California licensed physician to complete and sign it.  A parent should bring the completed form, the prescribed auto-injector and antihistamine (if prescribed) to the office in the original container clearly labeled with the student's name.  Please check the expiration date on the medication you provide to the school office and update this medication as needed.
 
Written information that must be provided is as follows:
 
    · Student’s name.
    · The name of the medication.
    · Physician’s instructions detailing the date(s), method, amount and time medication is to be given.
    · Parent/guardian and a California licensed physician signature.
   
Sunscreen and throat lozenges/cough drops require only a parent's authorization by completing and signing the Authorization for Medication Administration (form H-26, see link below).  A doctor's signature is not required.  These items must be in original packaging and labeled with the student’s name.
 
Life Threatening Allergy Guidelines.  PUSD is dedicated to the safety of our students.  While we cannot guarantee that a student will never experience a food, insect or other allergy-related event at school, the following guidelines have been developed to reduce this risk.  Please click HERE to read the PUSD Life-Threatening Allergy Guidelines.
Click HERE for the District Health Services Website
 

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