Degrees and Certifications:
BS Nursing - University of Alabama School of Nursing at UABBS Business Management - University of North Alabama
Mrs. Marilyn C Ingram, RN
Our goal is to provide optimal care for your child under the guidelines mandated by the State Board of Education and the Alabama Board of nursing. Medications at school are administered by Registered Nurses as well as school personnel who undergo extensive training in medication assistance and understand their limits as a person without some form of medical license.
It is preferred that students not take medication during the school hours. However, we understand that sometimes it is necessary. The following guidelines must be followed:
- No medication, prescription or over-the-counter may be given by school personnel without a completed School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form completed. The forms may be downloaded from this site. Fax copies are acceptable to start the medication. An original copy of the form must be given to the school nurse within 48 hours.
- A new authorization form is required each school year
- A new authorization form is required with each dose change
- A parent or guardian must bring the medication to the school office or school nurse. Students are not to transport medications.
- Students are not to carry any medications on themselves unless proper forms are completed for self-administration of a medication for a chronic condition.
- A pharmacy labeled container is required for prescription medications. The label must include: student name, prescriber name, name of medication, dosage, strength, time interval, route of administration, and the date of the drug's expiration if appropriate.
- Parent signature is required only
- Please bring a new, unopened bottle of medicine. We request you bring in a small container.
- The school does not stock any over-the-counter medications. Soap and water, ice and bandages are the only products used to treat minor skin abrasions.
SELF-ADMINISTERED MEDICATION FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS:
- A school medication prescriber/parent authorization form must be completed and signed by the prescriber for PRN medications (medications not used on a daily basis, such as some asthma inhalers, Epi-Pens, etc.)
- Self-administration of a medication by a student for a chronic condition will be granted provided proper authorization has been obtained. The specific section on the Prescriber/Parent Authorization form must be signed by the physician and the parent authorizing self-administration for the medication. The student must demonstrate proper delivery technique and understanding of their medication. The school assumes no responsibility for self-administered medications.
- Self-Administered medication must have the prescription label attached or be in the original container with the pharmacy label.
- Duplicate medication for the nurse's office is preferred for students who keep their self-administered medications with them.