right or wrong or in between? - page 2

I am second guessing myself again! Would like opinions, pro or con. This is the scenario........ middle school student ingests a known allergen. I work 2 schools, middle and prek-5. They are approx.... Read More

  1. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Not trying to belabor a point, just trying to understand....

    If your district has stock meds and standing orders, why were there no meds @ the middle school? Did the school fail to provide them? Had they already been used and not replaced? Were they out of date? This may be a key area for improvement.


    Also, if your district has standing orders and stock meds, I'm also not understanding your comment that you gave meds without an order. Must parents agree in writing to allow staff to follow these standing orders? In our district, all students and adults are covered by standing orders. If a parent does not want their child to be medicated in an emergency, they must opt out.
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  2. Visit  rdsxfnrn profile page
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    Quote from Jolie
    Not trying to belabor a point, just trying to understand....

    If your district has stock meds and standing orders, why were there no meds @ the middle school? Did the school fail to provide them? Had they already been used and not replaced? Were they out of date? This may be a key area for improvement.
    no stock meds at m/s was my fault, which i fixed today.

    Also, if your district has standing orders and stock meds, I'm also not understanding your comment that you gave meds without an order. Must parents agree in writing to allow staff to follow these standing orders? In our district, all students and adults are covered by standing orders. If a parent does not want their child to be medicated in an emergency, they must opt out.
    If you do not mind, I am gonna PM you about this. The info I provide could be key in identifying the school involved. rdsxfn
  3. Visit  rdsxfnrn profile page
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    I will pm you tomorrow. I am emotionally and mentally drained right now. It has been a very difficult 10 days, due to various other situations. I saw the young man today, and he is indeed fine. HOWEVER, there have been bad vibes all other the place today although no one said a word. I feel as though I should report myself to someone.....?????? We shall see what tomorrow brings......
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  4. Visit  Kim O'Therapy profile page
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    Hope you are feeling better soon. I sounds like you did the best you could under the circumstances. My district does not allow personal transportation or stock medications, so I would have had no other choice but to call 911.
    Children who may need epi, have their own prescription with orders from a PCP; so, I don't have any liability in giving it. Unfortunately, I also have kids that need epi pens and don't have one in my clinic. I cannot even give Benadryl unless the parent brings their own OTC medication and signs a form giving me permission to give it.
  5. Visit  Kim O'Therapy profile page
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    Don't be too hard on yourself. The child should not have exposed him/her self to a known allergen (if it was on purpose). Additionally, the parent should have had an allergy plan and medications on file with the clinic if this was a known allergen.
  6. Visit  missfixit profile page
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    I would have called 911, the parent and stayed put. But now that the situation is over, you don't need to focus on what you should have done. My advise is to focus on what you need to do to ensure this does not happen again. Cut yourself some slack and get your "ducks in a row" in case something similar happens again. Set up each school to run separately-- pretend they are 50 miles apart. Also, on a side note, if you do not already, you need to have ER teams trained in each building to handle ER situations in your absence.
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