Medications

The administration of medications to students in Southington High School follows the policies established by the Connecticut State Department of Health. Any medication to be administered to a student must be delivered directly to the school nurse by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult and must be in the original labeled container .

The school nurse can accept no more than a 45 school day supply of a student’s medication. No medication, either prescription or over the counter, can be stored at school or administered to any student unless permission from a parent or guardian and orders from a licensed physician or dentist have been received in writing on the Medication Authorization form. This authorization must be renewed each school year .


Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen

Standing orders have been developed by the head school nurse and the school physician to direct and authorize school nurses to perform a variety of general health services. These standing orders represent the medical approval required to administer ibuprofen or acetaminophen to a student with the written permission of the parent or guardian on theMedication Administration form. Ibuprofen or acetaminophen must be brought into the nurse in its original container.

Inhalers

Students at Southington High School will be allowed to carry and self-administer their metered dose inhaler (MDI) medication in school as needed for asthma and other respiratory conditions . To ensure a safe environment for your child, you and your child’s physician will need to complete an authorization form and return it to the school nurse.The nurse will review proper MDI administration technique with your child and evaluate that self-administration is safe and appropriate. You and your child must then sign the self-administration assessment and contract form.The students will be allowed to carry their prescribed inhaler at all times. You may choose to keep an additional MDI in the health office should your child forget his/her inhaler.

Epinephrine

Students in grade six through twelve are allowed to carry and self administer their prescribed Epinephrine auto injector medication in school as needed for severe allergic reactions. To ensure a safe environment for your child, you and your child’s physician will need to complete an authorization form and return it to the school nurse. The nurse will review proper Epinephrine administration technique with your child and evaluate that self-administration is safe and appropriate. The student will be allowed to carry the Epinephrine at all times. We encourage you to keep an additional Epinephrine auto injector in the Health Office should your child forget to bring their Epinephrine to school.

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