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Administration Record

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One World Children’s Centre will administer medication based on the information provided and written authority signed by the child’s parent or other responsible individuals listed on the child’s enrolment form. Or in the case of an emergency should a parent or person named in the enrolment form cannot be reasonably contacted a medical practitioner will be contacted and either written or verbal instructions will be followed.

Relevant Legislation and Standards

Education and Care Services National Regulations  regulation 92

Education and Care Services National Regulations  regulation 93

Education and Care Services National Regulations  regulation 95

National Quality Standard 2.1

Medication Procedure

1. A staff member will complete the medication record with the parent to ensure all details are completed and correct before leaving the child

2. A separate medication record must be completed for each medication

3. Medication can only be administered if a medication record has been signed by the parent or person listed on the child’s enrolment form that has been authorised by the parent to make decisions regarding the administration of medication.

4. When medication has been prescribed by a medical practitioner the service will follow the medical practitioners instructions

Medication must:

  • Be in its original container
  • Have a clear readable and original label
  • Have the child’s name clearly on the label
  • Have any instructions attached
  • Have verbal or written instructions provided by the child’s registered medical practioner

5. A staff member is to take the medication from the parent and store either in the  fridge or in the medication box (inaccessible to children),  (No medications are to be left in child’s bag or within reach of children)

6. In the case of an emergency should a parent or person named in the enrolment form cannot be reasonably contacted a medical practitioner will be contacted and either written or verbal instructions will be followed. This is to be documented on a medication record

Administering of Medication Procedure

  • collect the medication record
  • collect the medication and dropper/measuring glass
  • collect the child and make feel comfortable
  • ask another staff member to be the witness
  • work your way through the medication record recording relevant details
  • check the parent or authorised person is listed on the child’s enrolment form has signed the medication record
  • check the name of the medication against the medication record
  • check the expiry or used by date – document this
  • check the identity of the child is consistent with the name on the medication container
  • check dosage is consistent with what is on the container – (If a parent has indicated a different dosage in the medication book than what has been labelled on the medication, the team Leader will contact the parent to clarify what is the correct dosage BEFORE administering medication to the child if not follow amount stated on the container)
  • wash your hands
  • pour liquid away from the label
  • 2nd staff member checks all details on the record sheet are correct before 1st staff member administers medication
  • you and witness to complete the medication record  with name and signatures
  • engage the child back into play
  • return medication to storage area
  • wash out the medication utensil immediately
  • at the end of the day ensure medication goes home with the parent  and or authorised contact and ask them to sign the medication record

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