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School Nursing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline: Medication Administration in Schools Implementation Toolkit

Release Date: 11/01/2021
Expiration Date: 11/01/2024

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Description

School nurses care for 56.4 million students in across the Unites States, 25% of whom have chronic conditions, many of who require medication during the school day. Other students require medication for acute health problems, medications for life threatening emergencies or as needed (prn) medications for transient health issues, discomfort or other symptoms.

NASN’s School Nursing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline: Medication Administration in Schools, provides a uniform guideline for the administration of medication in schools, including evidence-based recommendations for the safe care of Pre-K-12 students who receive medications during the day. This toolkit is designed to help school nurses implement those recommendations. All sample policies, protocols, checklists and resources in this toolkit follow best practice as outlined in the clinical practice guidelines.

The toolkit includes:
  • Sample Policies
  • Training and Delegation
  • Forms and Templates
  • Checklists and Protocols
  • Just Culture Resources
  • Additional Resources

Authors

Bette Carr, MSN, RN, NCSN-E
School Health Associates

Teresa DuChateau, DNP, RN
School Health Associates