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TOWNSHIP OF UNION PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PROCEDURES REGARDING ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

The administration of prescribed medication to a student during school hours will be permitted only when failure to take such medicine would jeopardize the health of the student, and the student would not be able to attend school if the medicine were not made available during school hours.

The school does not provide students with aspirin or any other medication. All medication must be brought in by the parent/guardian or parent designee. The parent/guardian must provide a written request for the administration of prescribed medication in school. (Signed Medication Authorization Form) Non-prescription medication: Written orders are to be provided to the school by the Private physician, detailing the name of the student, name of the drug, dosage, and time of administration. All non-prescription medication must be brought to school in the original container. (Signed Medication Authorization Form) It is recommended that medications be given between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., in order to maintain the continuity of the student’s learning process.

Prescription medication: Must be brought to school in the original container with a CURRENT DATE, appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician indicating the student’s name, name of medication, dosage, time of administration and attending physician’s name. (signed Medication Authorization Form) It is recommended that medications be given between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., in order to maintain continuity or the student’s learning process.

The school will provide safe storage of the medication. The records or documentation process is required to be maintained by the certified school nurse. The certified school nurse or parent/guardian is the only one permitted to administer mediation in the school or on school trips.

CONSIDERATION FOR FIELD TRIPS

Children who require daily medication will need special consideration when planning school trips. The following is a list of appropriate options. Of course, each of these would require approval of the child’s parent/guardian and physician. They include:

  1. Altering the scheduled hours of administering the medication so the child is getting the first dose at school (about 9:00 a.m.) and the second dose after the class returns (usually about 2:00 p.m.)
  2. Withholding medication during the course of that particular activity, and giving it when the student returns to school.
  3. Requesting that a parent/guardian of the affected child accompany the group to administer the medication to the child.

 

Linda Ionta, Supervisor

Health and Medical Services

 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis

Asthma

 
 
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Immunizations

All students entering grade six must have these vaccines: 
 
  • Tdap - All children born on or after January 1, 1997 and enrolled in Grade Six must receive one booster does of the (Tdap) Tetanus diphtheria and pertussis vaccine, provided 5 years have lapsed since the last dose.
  • Meningococcal vaccine- All children born on or after January 1, 1997 are to receive one dose of meningococcal-containing vaccine when entering Grade 6.
 
A copy of your child's official vaccine record completed by your health care provider must be presented to the School Nurse, or your doctor must write the name of the vaccines and the date administered on a prescription note to be given to the School Nurse. 

If you have no health insurance, or your insurance does not cover vaccinations, a Free Immunization Service is provided by:
  • Union County Immunization Center 908-965-3627; or
  • Township of Union Child Health Clinic 908-352-1200 ext. 4209.
 
Please notify the school nurse once you make your appointment. 
You must have a referral from the School Nurse for the Union County Immunization Center. 
 
 

Medication Orders

Seizure

 
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