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It is the legal responsibility of NEST staff members to follow the written instructions and processes for giving a child medication, reporting illnesses and incidents as well as anything relating to the child's overall health. These are very delicate situations, if you are unsure about an allergy, medication, or illness notify your Director immediately. Use the following tools to help manage and support children's health while in our care.
Allergy Special Diet Health Concern List This form lists all children with an allergy, special diet or health concern. This list should be posted in all classrooms, offices, and kitchen areas.
Allergy Information Signature Form Provide this form to families with a child who has a confirmed allergy. This form explains that we do not delete an allergy without a note from the physician. This form also informs families that for safety of the child we discreetly post allergy information in the classrooms regarding the child’s allergy.
Authorization for Administration of Medication Provide this form to families who requires prescription and non-prescription medication to administered at school.
Incident Report Staff completes this form when a child has a major accident, is seriously injured and/or was involved in a serious incident. All witnesses to the Incident are required to complete an Incident Report. The Director should be informed of the incident immediately. The Director is responsible for contacting the parent and obtaining all the required witnesses and documentation.
Illness Report Staff completes this form when a child is not feeling well and has a symptom that requires attention for the child to remain in school. This form is completed by the staff and provided to the parent.
Individual Health for Children with Allergies Provide this form to families with a child who has a mild to severe allergies that require medication to be administered at school if exposed to the allergen. We DO NOT accept the parents word that a child has allergies. This form must be completed and signed by the family/child physician.
Medication Dispensing Checklist Provide this form to families with a child that has mild to severe allergies that require medication to be administered at school if exposed to the allergen. This form provides detail about the conditions for when medication is needed. Additionally, it serves as a checklist to make sure the Nest has everything required to administer medication. This form must be signed by a physician and parent.
Medication Incident Report Staff completes this form when there is an error in administering medication. Staff is required to describe the error and how it occurred and inform the Director. The Director is responsible for contacting the parent and signing the Medication Incident Report.
Medication Log Staff completes this form as they administer medication as prescribed and/or directed by a physician. Staff is required to record the medication, date, time, dosage, and route the medication was administered. Staff must also sign the Medication Log for the date it was administered.
Ouch Report Staff completes this form when the child has minor accident and is not seriously injured. This form is signed by staff and a parent on the date of the accident.
All medication forms must be approved by the Director and in most cases medication must be administered by the Director.