It never ceases to amaze me that parents who knew their kiddos needed paper work filled out every year
starting in PRE-K, for their inhaler and asthma action plan, their Epi pen and allergy action plan, their insulin, glucagon and diabetic care plan, seem to forget this when they are in HS.
As many non school nurses visit this awesome forum, I would really love some feed back as to what your perspective is on this. Do you feel as though this paper work is not needed/unnecessary in high school? Do you have the flexibility in your jobs to blow off paperwork regulations?
There are rules and regulations and policies for us. Are you allowed to give meds without orders? How do you handle it?
Blows my mind every year. I mailed out diabetic care plans
and allergy action plans (relatively small numbers) and they are still dribbling in. I have not even attacked the asthma plans...
This is in addition to already having posted it on the website and reminded parents in the opening of the year email updates the parents get. The forms are available on line. I'm not sure what more I can do.
Thanks for listening!!