Administration of Medicines Policy

Reviewed and Updated August 2019

Prescription Medicines

Parents give prior written permission for the administration of each and every medication.

 If the administration of prescribed medication requires medical knowledge, individual training will be provided for the relevant member of staff by a health professional.

 The parent must inform staff, in writing what the medication is for, the dose and frequency of the medication, and any changes to the prescription or the support required when necessary.

 All medicines administered are recorded in a log book at the time of administration.

 The child has an individual record sheet in the log book, and the medication, dosage, and time of administration is recorded and signed by the member of staff.

 At the beginning of each session, the parent should notify the staff of when the child had his/her last dose of medicine, how much was given, and when the next dose is due and dosage needed.

 Staff will check the expiry dates of all medication before administration. Only medicines prescribed for that child by a doctor, dentist, nurse or pharmacist will be administered.

 Medicines will be stored in a cupboard out of children’s reach, or in the fridge if necessary, in the original container in which it was dispensed, which shows the prescribers instructions for administration.

Non-prescription Medicines

Non prescription medicines include cough preparation, pain and fever relief, teething gel, and sun cream, which may be administered by staff, but only with prior consent of the parent, and only when there is a health reason to do so.

Parents are asked to put sun cream on their children before a session.

 

Long Term Medication

We must have sufficient information about the medical condition of any child with long term medical needs and this is recorded in the child’s personal records.

A health care plan for these individual children is located within the medicines folder, and kept confidential. 

 

 

 

Reviewed August 2018

 

Hempsted Playgroup and Toddlers Health Care Plan

 

 

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Child’s name:     _________________________________________________________

Child’s address: __________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________

Medical diagnosis or condition: _____________________________________________

Date: ________________________         Review Date:  __________________________

Family Contact Information:

Name: ________________________________      Relationship: ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________

Phone (Home)  __________________________    Mobile: __________________________  Work: ___________________

Name: ________________________________      Relationship:  _____________________

Phone (Home) _________________________       Mobile:  _________________________  Work:  ___________________

 

Clinic/Hospital Contact  Name: ________________________________    Phone:  _________________________________

GP  Name:  ________________________________________________  Phone:  __________________________________

Describe medical needs and give details of child’s symptoms/signs.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Describe what action should be taken if an emergency occurs.

1.__________________________________________________________________________________________________

2.__________________________________________________________________________________________________

3.__________________________________________________________________________________________________

4.__________________________________________________________________________________________________

5.__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Medicine to be administered: __________________________________________________________________________

Medicine is kept: ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Hempsted Playgroup and Toddlers Health Care Plan

Who is responsible for the child’s care: __________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Additional plan in place (e.g. Epipen)    Yes/No

Follow up care: ______________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

 

This healthcare plan was completed by:

Signature: _______________________________________      Date: ___________________________________

 

Parental/Guardian consent:

I consent to the Hempsted Playgroup and Toddler staff administering these procedures for my child.

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Relationship to the child:_____________________________________________________________________

Signature: _____________________________________    Date: ______________________________________

 

Healthcare plan agreed by:

Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Position held: _______________________________________________________________________________

 Signature: ___________________________________   Date: ________________________________________

 

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