Medication Policy

Medication Policy

 

 

Standard 10F: Medication

 

Providers may administer medications, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, emergency medications and herbal remedies, when the:

• provider has written consent of the child’s parent;

• medication is in its original container; and

• medication is administered according to the label directions.

 

When emergency medications are used to treat allergies, providers must be able to recognize the allergy symptoms and know how and when to administer the medication. Emergency medications must be available for the child at all times, including on outings. In all cases where medications are administered, providers must record the name of medication, time and dose administered, and initials of the person who administered the medication. All medications must be locked up, excluding emergency medications (such as an EpiPen®) that must be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children.

 

 

From:

http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/documents/childcare/Final_Client_Copy-FDH_Standards_Manual.pdf

 

 

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