Minnesota Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools - May 2005

(Updated: September 2005)

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Support from the Literature with Selected Annotations for the Minnesota Medication Administration Guidelines for Schools.

410-11-.01 Standards of Registered Professional Nursing Practice: Amended. (n.d.). Retrieved July 22, 2004, from http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn/.

15-344. Administration of prescription, patent or proprietary medications by employees; definition. (n.d.). Retrieved July 22, 2004, from http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/15/00344.htm.

15-346. Policies and procedures concerning pupils with chronic health problems; definition. (n.d.). Retrieved July 22, 2004, from http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/15/00346.htm.

6,000 unlicensed persons certified to administer medications. (September 1995). The Massachusetts Nurse, 65, 8, p1, 3.

Concerns expressed in this article were that unlicensed personnel were administering medications with only a 16-hour training and that no further follow-up certification was thought to be needed. Some vulnerable populations would potentially be at risk since a licensed nurse would provide safe and high quality care. It is argued that vulnerable patients need ongoing assessment and management of the patients’ health statuses and their ultimate responses to medications. The Massachusetts Nursing Association was trying to stop further care by unlicensed providers, specifically to those who needed ongoing assessments.




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