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New Tylenol process for DCSD elementary students

ATTENTION PARENTS OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

The process for administering Tylenol (acetaminophen) to elementary school students has changed. Parents must provide a medication order signed by their Healthcare Provider if their student has a condition that will require Tylenol to be given at school. The parent will provide any medication that their student needs at school. DCSD will no longer have a standing physician order for elementary students to receive acetaminophen.  This is based on guidance from CDE in accordance with the Colorado Nurse Practice Act. The state recommends schools operate in a manner similar to a hospital setting; no medication, even an over-the counter one, can be given without a doctor’s order. Once received, a nurse may delegate administration of either a prescription or over-the-counter med, based on the Health Care Provider’s order. More information about the current recommendations for the use of Tylenol can be found at this link:  Tylenol  Infant & Child dosing

Please call the Health and Wellness Department at 303-387-0260 or your School Nurse Consultant if you have any questions.

Thank you.

 
August 3, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Health Services

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