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Sunrise Nursery

It is the policy of Sunrise Nursery that medicines will only be given to a child that has had them prescribed by their medical practitioner. The greatest care will be taken to see that these are administered according to the instruction on the bottle or packet.  A qualified or experienced Nursery Nurse will administer the medicine whilst another watches and checks the dosage and the names of the medicine and the child.  Any medicine kept at the nursery will be placed into a plastic sleeve and the name of the child will be recorded on the front.  This will ensure that the correct medicine is given to the correct child.   A ‘medicine label’ will be put in the child’s box or onto the child’s peg to ensure that the medicine is not left at nursery overnight.  A medicine record signed and witnessed, will be signed by management the day the medicine is required.

 

A child who has been seen by a medical practitioner and who has been prescribed antibiotics cannot return to nursery until 24 hours after the first dose.  

 

When a child in our care becomes unwell it is usual practice to contact the parent and discuss the situation.  Should they request administration of medication to minimise the child’s distress as an interim measure, and the medication is available, then the staff will administer it making necessary entries on the medicine record sheet.

 

CALPOL may be given if:

1. The parent has been telephoned and either the Managing Director or the Manager is advised and agrees.  Written consent would have been given on the child’s Permissions Forms on starting at Sunrise Nursery.  If this particular permission is not signed, notes will have been made in the child’s profile.

2. We have written permission in a child’s profile that states that we may administer Calpol whenever we deem it is necessary without the need to telephone each time.  If we are not aware whether a dose of Calpol has already been administered at home we will only give Calpol in this case four hours after the child has been brought to Sunrise.  Management must still be informed.

 

In any case medicine forms will be completed and signed by parents and management.  Only one dose of Calpol may be given unless specifically advised by the Managing Director. Calpol will not be given without due need.

 

INHALERS may be used at any time as long as written permission has been signed by the parents when the inhaler is initially brought into Nursery.  This permission will be kept at the front of the child's profile. In the case of an older Pre-school child, a standard inhaler should be kept in a place accessible to the child who uses it.  The child should be encouraged to tell a member of staff if he needs it, but, as overuse is not possible and there should not be any side effects from such a small dose, they may use their inhales themselves whenever they feel the need.  Please remember that with effect from 25th July 2011 all children with any additional nutritional or allergy need will be printed in red on the daily registers. NUT for serious nut allergy and INH for inhaler use.

 

A Child with Long Term Medical Needs

Records will be kept detailing medication and support required. If the administration of prescribed medication requires technical or medical knowledge, such as the need for an Epipen, individual staff training will be provided from a qualified health professional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medications

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