- The school nurse is able to administer certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications. These OTC medications are limited to ibuprofen, acetaminophen and triple antibiotic ointment. You will receive a Health Information Exchange Consent form included in a packet of information distributed during the first few weeks of school. Please complete this consent form if you’d like the school nurse to administer the aforementioned medications (assuming medication is indicated after a thorough assessment). If the school nurse is unavailable, OR other medications are required during the school day, the medicines MUST be accompanied by a “Physician’s Recommendations for Medication” form. This form is available in the health office. Any medication that isn’t accompanied by an MD order will be confiscated. This includes cough drops, inhalers and medications in unmarked containers.
Please do not send your child to school with medication if you don’t have the completed “Physician’s Recommendations for Medication” form on file in the health office. Without the form, a parent is able to come to school and administer the medication in person. Children who are taking antibiotics for impetigo, strep throat, and certain other bacterial infections, should be on them for a FULL 24 HOURS (longer for Whooping Cough) before returning to school to prevent the spread of those infections. If you are uncertain, ask your school nurse. Also, try to schedule antibiotic doses outside of school hours.