1 - If campers come with medication that is not in its original container or is mislabeled AND there's no doctor's order or doctor on staff, what would you do? Would you give the medications after clarifying with parents and google and the student has had it before?
2 - If you refuse to give the student the medications and the student and parent insist on child taking the medications because you cannot clarify what it is, do you just document that you refuse but child insists and child takes it?
Thank you very much for your kindness.
I think op is a school nurse as well in some capacity. As I was typing all that out though there were exceptions. One boys dad made envelopes for everyday of camp with his ADD med. no name of med, dose or frequency...just his name. We clarified it an wrote the information on the box, but once the pill was pulled there was no way to tell for sure what the pill was. Another girl had a zip loc full of OTC suplaments we gave her every day, packed by mom not labeled. The boss signed off on them so it was declared ok, not ideal and something to be addressed by the director so it would occur next year, but for this year good enough for camp.
Last edit by big al lpn on Sep 22, '13