|Parent Options for Children Who Required Medication on Field Trips
1. Discuss the possibility of Chaperoning the trip, and carrying your child’s medication, with the classroom teacher.
2. Designate someone who doesn’t work in the school district to attend the field trip – who can carry and administer the medication to your child for you.
3. Discuss with your doctor whether the medication is required for the field trip. If the medication is not required for the field trip, both you and your doctor provide written documentation confirming this. BOTH notes are necessary.
4. Discuss with your doctor whether or not your child can be self directed in administering their own medication. To be self directed your child must be able to: identify the medication, state the purpose of the medication, state the correct dose, state when the medication must be taken and what would happen if the medication is missed. Finally your child must be able to demonstrate to the school nurse his/her ability to meet the criteria.