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Medication back-up-training

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  • 1. Medication Back-up Training Office of Health Services Baltimore County Public Schools
  • 2. Medication Back-Up
    • The Medication Back-Up is an employee assigned to administer prescribed medications to students in the absence of the school nurse.
    • This employee must be trained in medication administration procedures by the school nurse.
    • The Medication Back-Up should only be utilized in infrequent and non-routine circumstances.
  • 3. Important Resources for Medication Back-Ups
    • Location of Medication Keys
    • Location of Medications
    • Medication Book
    • OHS contact x6368
  • 4. In Order to Give Medication to a Student, the Back-Up will need:
    • Pharmacy Labeled Bottle
    • Healthcare Provider’s Order
  • 5. Medication Back-Ups May Administer
    • Oral medications
    • Inhalers
    • (that don’t require a nursing assessment)
    • Auto-Injector Epinephrine
    • (if trained)
  • 6. Medication Back-Ups May Not Administer
    • Discretionary Medications
    • Medication via Nebulizer or Injection
    • Any other medications that do not have:
    • - Pharmacy Labeled Bottle
    • - Valid Healthcare Provider’s Order
  • 7. The Six “Rights” of Medication Administration
    • Right Student
    • Right Medication
    • Right Route
    • Right Dose
    • Right Time
    • Right Documentation
  • 8. Documentation of Medication Administration
    • Medication Administration Records
    • - Standard MAR
    • - Asthma MAR
    • Documentation
    • - Employee Signature & Initials
  • 9. Additional Considerations:
    • Confidentiality
    • Give full attention to the task of medication administration.
    • Wash hands prior to and after medication administration.
    • Contact OHS x6368, if any questions arise during medication administration.

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