Policy: Lil' Cubs will administer medicine to children with written approval by the parent and/or healthcare provider for a specific child. Because administration of medication in the program is a safety hazard, medication administration will be limited to situation where an agreement to give medicine outside program hours cannot be made. Whenever possible, the first dose of medication should be given at home to see if the child has any type of reaction.
Procedure:The designated person coordinates and/or administers medication during program hours only if the parent has provided written consent and the medication is
available in an original labeled prescription child resistant container. In most cases, the Director and/or Assistant Director will be responsible for administering medication. In the event that a medication error should occur, the Regional Poison Control Center and the child's parents will be contacted immediately. The incident will be documented in the child's file at the center.
Prescriptions and over the counter medications must be given to the Director or Assistant Director in the original container with the child's full name on the label. A signed Mediation Authorization form must be filled out and signed before the medication can be given. Forms are located at the front desk. Parents must provide a spoon/cup for medicine to be given with. No medication should be given in a child’s “cup” to be finished up here at the center. This is extremely dangerous since another child could pick it up and drink from the cup.
Medications are stored in a locked box or a high cabinet while at Lil' Cubs. Unused medication will be immediately returned to the family and will not be stored at the center.
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