REGULATION – 46 1A, 47 1B(I), 1C(I), 57 2B LICENSING CRITERIA – HS28, HS29
At Spotted Frog we want to ensure that all medicines (prescription and non-prescription) are administered and stored appropriately and safely and a record of medicines given to children and by whom will be kept.
Categories of medicine and written authority required from parents for criterion HS28
Category (i) medicines Definition –
a non-prescription preparation (such as arnica cream, antiseptic liquid, insect bit treatment spray etc) that is not ingested; used for the first aid treatment of minor injuries; and provided by the service and kept in the first aid cabinet Authority required – a written authority from a parent given at enrolment (on enrolment form) to the use of specific preparations on their child for the period that they are enrolled.
Category (ii) medicines Definition –
a prescription (such as antibiotics, eye/ear drops) or non-prescription (such as paracetamol liquid, cough syrp etc) medicine that is used for a specific period of time to treat a specific condition or symptom; and provided by a parent for the use of that child only or, in relation to Rongo Maori, that is prepared by other adults at the service. Authority required – a written authority from a parent given at the beginning of each day the medicine is administered, detailing what (name of medicine), how (method and dose), and when (time or specific symptoms/circumstances) medicine is to be given.
Category (iii) medicines Definition –
a prescription (such as asthma inhalers, epilepsy medication etc) or non-prescription (such as antihistamine syrup, lanolin cream) medicine that is used for the ongoing treatment of a pre-diagnosed condition (such as asthma, epilepsy, allergic reaction, diabetes etc) and provided by a parent for the use of that child only Authority Required – a written authority (see category (iii) attached) from a parent given at enrolment as part of an individual health plan, or whenever there is a change, detailing what (name of medicine), how (method and dose), and when (time or specific symptoms/circumstances) the medicine should be given.
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If you have any further questions or concerns, please email Bee Hamlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the centre and we'll be happy to discuss any concerns you have.