Medication

  • Sacred Heart Villa follows the guidelines for administration of medication as defined by the St. Louis Archdiocese.
  • Most medications do not need to be administered at school. Any medication that is given three times a day should be given at home (morning, after school and bedtime)
  • The school will not administer the FIRST dose of any medication.
    • An emergency authorization form must be on file at the school listing the name of the child’s physician and phone numbers.
    • Physician orders should detail:
      • the full name of the student
      • the name of the medication and
      • dosage and route
      • time interval the medication is to be given
      • diagnosis or reason for medication
  • Prescription information must be brought to school by an adult in the original container as dispensed by the pharmacy.
  • Written consent of the parent/guardian for the school to administer the medication will be required. The school will also request permission from the parent to contact the physician regarding the medication administration.
  • A record will be maintained of all medication given. It will include the student's name, date, time of administration and initials/name of the person administering it.
  • Changes in the dose or timing of medication must originate from the physician. this note may be faxed or mailed to the school.
  • Upon return of the medication the parent/guardian will be required to sign an acknowledgement of the receipt of the medication.