Medication Administration

Last Updated: 3/10/2022 9:43 PM


Please be sure to complete your child's Yearly Medical Update Form prior to the start of each school year located on the community portal.

Medications that can be administered by the school nurse during school hours with parental/guardian permission are Acetaminophen (generic Tylenol), Ibuprofen (High School only), Bacitracin (antibiotic ointment), Caladryl (itch relief), Cough drops (sore throat and/or coughing), Orajel (tooth/gum pain), Saline eye drops (eye flush), Topical anesthetic (relives pain from stings), Tums (stomach upset), and Vaseline (dry lips/skin).

The Millville Area School District would like to help parents/guardians and students treat minor pain, uncomplicated headaches, menstrual cramps, by providing a standing order for Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen (High School only). This means that the school physician authorizes students to receive the above medications within certain guidelines and parental/guardian permission. Acetaminophen dosage at the Elementary School will be calculated by weight. Dosage of Acetaminophen at the High School level will be a standard recommended dose of 1-2 tablets of regular strength (325mg) Acetaminophen. Dosage of Ibuprofen at the High School level will be a standard recommended dose of 1-2 tablets of 100mg Ibuprofen. Temperatures greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will be referred to a parent/guardian, and no Acetaminophen will be administered.


Administration of Prescribed Medication

(Please refer to Policy #210 adopted by the Board of School Directors 2-13-17 for complete policy)

The administration of a prescribed medication to a student during school hours will be permitted only when failure to take such medication would jeopardize the health of the student and/or the student would not be able to attend school if the medication was not made available during school hours.

 In accordance with the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, students will be given medication only on the direct written order of a physician. This includes over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol and cough medications.

The parent, guardian, or responsible adult who is acting on behalf of the student, should bring the labeled medication and properly completed forms to the nurse's office. Medications should never be transported by students. The school nurse will give the medication to the student. At the end of the designated time period, which shall be set by the physician, or at the end of the school year all unused medication will need to be picked up by the parents/guardians.

The parent or guardian must complete a permission form before any medication will be administered. You may print Request Form to Administer Medication or pick up a form at the school health office. The following information must be provided:

1. Name of Student

2. Name of Medication

3. Dosage and Time Medication is to be given

4. Signature of Physician

5. The prescription number and date must be on the bottle label

For your convenience, completed physician orders that are faxed will be accepted. The Elementary School fax number is 570-458-4715 and the High School fax number is 570-458-5583.

Self-medication for students who need an inhaler, diabetic supplies, or an EPI-PEN for allergic emergency

The school district will permit self-medication during school hours only when failure to take such medication would jeopardize the health of the student or if the student would not be able to attend school without taking the medication. To self-medicate, a student must demonstrate that they are capable and will be responsible. A parent/guardian must sign permission on behalf of the student giving permission for the student to self-administer the above mentioned medications. The student's physician must also provide written orders and signature allowing student to self-administer medication. You may print Request Form to Self-Administer Medication or pick form up from the school health office.

330 East Main Street
Millville, PA 17846
Phone: 570.458.5538   |  Fax: 570.458.5584