Schools often rely on unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) to administer medications to children. A University of Iowa survey of school nurses revealed that school medication errors are three times more likely when medication is administered by UAP staff.
4 tips to keep your child safe from medication mistakes at school
- If possible, administer medications to your child yourself instead of sending them to the school.
- Talk with your child’s pediatrician about alternate methods for your child’s medication.
- Write out instructions for your child’s medication and discuss them with staff.
- If possible, instruct your child about the proper color, use or administration of their medication.
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