Use of Tylenol

STANDING ORDER FOR ADMINISTRATION OF ACETAMINOPHEN

SCHOOL NURSES MAY ADMINISTER ACETAMINOPHEN IN THE FOLLOWING

EMERGENCY SITUATION: TEMPERATURE ELEVATION OF 101° OR ABOVE:

TYLENOL IS NOT TO BE GIVEN FOR ANY OTHER CONDITION!

Guidelines:

1. STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE AN ALLERGY TO ACETAMINOPHEN.

2. STUDENT MUST HAVE A SIGNED PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM GIVING THE NURSE PERMISSION TO ADMINISTER ACETAMINOPHEN.

3. STUDENT MUST HAVE A TEMPERATURE ELEVATION OF 101° OR ABOVE.

4. SCHOOL NURSE MUST ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE PARENT.

5. SCHOOL NURSE WILL FOLLOW PRESCRIBES DOSAGE CHART (PROTOCOL FOR ACETAMINOPHEN ADMINISTRATION) IN ADMINISTRATION OF ACETAMINOPHEN.

6. ONLY ONE DOSE OF ACETAMINOPHEN WILL BE ADMINISTERED PER DAY.

7. SCHOOL NURSE WILL REASSESS STUDENT EVERY 30 MINUTES AFTER THE ADMINISTRATION OF ACETAMINOPHEN, AND OBSERVE THE STUDENT IN THE NURSE’S OFFICE UNTIL PICKED UP BY PARENT.

8. A FOLLOW UP NOTE WILL BE GIVEN TO THE PARENT AT THE TIME THEY PICK UP THE STUDENT.

9. SCHOOL NURSE WILL INSTRUCT THE PARENT TO CONTACT THE STUDENT’S PHYSICIAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

 

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