Administration of Medications in School
The health and safety of our students is our priority and ensuring that we administer medication as per the doctor’s prescription is paramount. Please familiarise yourself with the process detailed below if we need to administer any medication to your student at any time.
If you have any queries, please contact the office by email to Kylie Wigley
safely administer medication to your student.
Easy medication packagingIf your student takes tablets or capsules each day, you can ask the pharmacist to pack them individually in sachets, blister packs or bubble packs. This packaging is known as a ‘dose administration aid’ (or DAA) and has the pharmacy label instructions as part of the packaging. When medication is packaged in a DAA it can make it easier for the school to safely store and administer it.
Please note: A pill case (e.g. a weekly medication organiser) filled by yourself is not a DAA and is not something the school is approved to use.
Medication safety at school
If your student requires medication at school, there are some things you can do to help.
- Only provide medication that has been medically authorised.
- Check that the medication hasn’t expired.
- Provide medication in the pharmacy packaging.
- Hand medication to the school in person.
- Collect unused medication in person.
- Provide a pill-cutter if tablets need to be halved or quartered, or arrange for the pharmacist to package the medication using a dose administration aid.
We thank you for your ongoing support to ensure the health and wellbeing of your child. Michelle Black