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Monday, September 5, 2016

POTM: Medication Procedures

The following is located in our Parent Handbook. If you have any questions, let us know!

Jellybean Daycare & Preschool can not dispense any medicine without parent permission form filled out. 

Jellybean Daycare & Preschool can administer medication if the following criteria are met: 
1. Medication permission form is completed and signed by the parent. These forms are available at the front desk. The directions must be specific. 
2. At least 24 hours of the medication has been administered at home prior to administering it at the center in case of adverse reactions. 
3. Prescription medication must be in the original bottle/container and have the original pharmacy label attached. Over the counter medication must be in original container (containing dosage information) and labeled with the child’s first and last name. In cases where medication will be administered at home and at school, the parents may request a second labeled container from the pharmacy for the 22 convenience of having medication in both places and so that it’s not forgotten at home or the center. 
4. Dosage and instructions written on the medication permission form must match the bottle/container information. 
5. Medication must not be expired. 
6. In certain instances, a doctor’s note may be required to administer over the counter medication to your child. For example, if your child needs an over the counter medication on a continuous basis. 
7. Parents let staff know the last time the medication was given to their child.

We will not give medication in bottles/food unless it is indicated on the prescription label. We will not administer cough/cold syrup to children under 2 years of age. 

If your child is teething and you would like Jellybean to apply Oragel to your child’s gums, we will only do so 2 times/day max. 

If your child requires special medical procedures (such as use of a nebulizer or blood sugar testing), you must provide written guidance for the teaching of staff.

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