Our center will administer medication to a child only after receiving a completed medication release from the parent or guardian. For each child receiving medication at the center the release will include:
Each form will be checked for completion by a member of administration. Our center will only have medication administered to the children by a trained, designed caregiver. The caregiver will be trained to: Check the label to confirm the name of the child, read the directions regarding administration of medication, and properly document administration of medication.
We will maintain medication records for six weeks that include the times, dates and dosages of medication given, the signature or initials of the caregiver who administered the medication and any errors in administration or adverse reactions that might have occurred.
The center will report any adverse reactions to a medication or error in administration to the parent or legal guardian. This will be reported immediately upon recognizing the error or reaction.
All medications will be secured from access to the children. Medications stored in refrigerators will be in covered containers and fitted with a tight lid. The center will return any unused or out-of-date medications to the parent or guardian.