Application of Medically Indicated Topical Creams, Ointments, Lotions and Sprays

Application of Medically Indicated Topical Creams, Ointments, Lotions and Sprays

  1. All requests for the application of Topical Creams, Ointments, Lotions and Sprays require parents to complete an Authorization for Medication Form. This form must be completed and signed by both the child’s physician and the parent. This form is required for all prescription medications as well as over the counter products.  Form is available on the school website.
  2. The Authorization for Medications form and the specific product must be turned into the health room. All products must be labeled with the student’s name and/ or prescription label. All products must not have past their labeled expiration date.  We will not be permitted to dispense until we have all the required authorization signatures.
  3. All Creams, Ointments, Lotions and Sprays must be kept in the health room. A record will be kept of dates and times that products were applied. Students are not permitted to carry any products.
  4. All Creams, Ointments, Lotions or Sprays can be administered by School Staff. Staff may only apply product in the following areas:
    • Hands and arms to shoulder;
    • Feet and legs to knees;
    • Face with the exception of the area surroundings eyes and not in the mouth;
    • Neck to the collar of uniform.
  5. Staff will not apply product beneath area of the Uniform or to areas not specifically designated on the Medication Authorization form.
  6. For areas beneath the uniform, parents (or a parent-designated adult family member/friend) will be required to apply product to their child or responsible for teaching their child how to apply the creams, ointments, lotions or sprays
  7. Health room volunteers will not be asked to apply any creams, ointments, lotions or sprays.

This policy is reflective of the “Safe Environment” and the Medication Administration Guidelines of our school.