Non-Compliant Student

  1. I was wondering if anyone has a protocol for discontinuing medication a student refuses/forgets to take at a scheduled time? I work in a high school and the student I am referring to is 18 years old. The medication is Nexium and is to be taken 30 min before meals. I have spoken with "guardian" and student both about this. When I remind the student she just states something like, "I keep forgetting." Just needing some ideas or input to solve this problem. I do have her lunch times posted, but due to traffic in the clinic I sometimes miss the 30 min window.
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  3. by   Wave Watcher
    Since the student is 18yrs old and it's only Nexium......I would not go out of my way to find the student before lunch. She is for all purposes an adult (eyes of law), always document your butt off and if you would like call the doc and let them know that the student is not compliant in school.
  4. by   amoLucia
    Not a school nurse, but I do read this section as I find your practice extrenely enlightening. And I have a great deal of admiration for those of you who practice in this field.

    To OP - Having said this, I read in another current post here (the asthmatic grade school student) that someone recommended that the student set her cell phone (or a wrist watch could be used) with a timer to remind her to take her inhaler to school (your student, her Nexiium).

    Also read on another post today about adult hosp pts who set timers so they know when they can request PRN pain meds within the permitted time window.

    The stuff you learn here... I do like the idea for myself as I hate taking my OWN meds (not real smart for MY meds).
  5. by   marycarney
    Why would the student not just take this med at home, in the morning? Would solve the problem rather nicely.
  6. by   amoLucia
    I wonder if the student is just using an excuse for NOT eating breakfast st home?!?
  7. by   cooties_are_real
    Thank you for your input. I have since this post enlist help from one of her teachers and spoken with her about the alarm on her phone.