School Nurses Can Help Manage Your Child's Chronic Condition
Medication in School
The school nurse can give prescription or over the counter medication in school. If your child needs medication during the day, please follow the guidelines below.
- Send the medicine to school with an adult.
- Send it in the original bottle properly labeled from the pharmacy with the child’s correct name, time, dose and date.
- Count the tablets unless the number of tablets is the exact number on the label. You should know the approximate amount of liquid in the bottle.
- Complete a Permission to Administer Medication form.
If Your Child has been Diagnosed with Asthma
- Students with asthma should always have a quick relief inhaler at school.
- Please take the inhaler to the nurse's office for safe keeping. Bring a copy of the Asthma Action Plan and permission to administer medication.
- Will your child need to carry an inhaler? If yes make sure the correct forms are completed. A second emergency quick relief inhaler should also be kept in the nurse's office.
If Your Child has a Severe Allergy and Uses an Epi-Pen
- Students with a life-threatening allergy should always have an Epi-Pen available.
- Please take the Epi-Pen to the nurse's office for safe keeping. Bring a copy of the Allergy Action Plan and permission to administer medication. Formulario de Plan de Acción Para Alergias en Español aquí
- Will your child carry the emergency allergy medication? If yes, the forms must be completed, and extra emergency medication should also be kept with the school nurse.