Minnesota Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools - May 2005

(Updated: September 2005)

Maternal and Child Health Section graphic of an outline of a parent with a child in the middle of the outline of Minnesota.

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

Hansen, A. (1996). Memorandum: Medications in school. Lansing: State of Michigan, Department of Education.

Hanson, C., Randolfi, E., & Olson-Johnson, V. (2002). Taking risks: The provision of school health services by school secretaries in a rural state. Retrieved July 26, 2004, from http://www.aahperd.org/iejhe/.

Hansen, D. (1994). Nursing practice concern. Minneapolis: Minnesota Nurses Association.

Haas, M.K. (1994). Volume I. The School Nurse’s Source Book of Individualized Healthcare Plans. Issues and Applications in School Nursing Practice. Sunrise River Press. North Branch, MN.

Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 16 Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Chapter 89: Nurses. (n.d.). Retrieved August 21, 2002 from, http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/pdf/har_89-c.pdf.

Hawaii State Department of Education, Mokulele Elementary. (n.d.). Parent handbook: Attendance and registration. Retrieved August 20, 2002, from http://power2.k12.hi.us/index.cfm?section=geninfo3707.

Health in Schools. (June 2003). The impact of FERPA and HIPAA on privacy protections for health information at school: Questions from readers, Health and Health Care in Schools: A Report on the Policies, Politics and Financing of Health Programming in Schools. 4,4. Retrieved from http://www.healthinscchools.org/ejournal/2003/privacy.htm.

Health Occupations Article Title 7, The Maryland Nurse Practice Act. (n.d.). Baltimore: Maryland Board of Nursing.

Healthy children, successful students: Comprehensive school health programs. (n.d.). Retrieved November 23, 2004, from http://www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/healthsafety/hs_healthprogram.asp.

Healthy Community/School Based Services and Rochester Catholic Schools. (2004). Over-the-counter, medication authorization of administration of medication. Rochester, MN: Author.

Healthy Community/School Based Services and Rochester Catholic Schools. (2004). Prescription medication, physician order for medication and parent/guardian authorization form. Rochester, MN: Author.

Healthy Community/School Based Services and rochester Catholic Schools. (2004). Self-administration of medication authorization. Rochester, MN: Author.

Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel. Supplementary Materials for Implementation in Minnesota Schools. (November 2002). School Nurse Organization of Minnesota.

Herbal products: What’s in the bottle? (November 2002). Child Health Alert, 20: 1-2.

Hilton, L. (June 14, 2002). New Guidelines Offer Nurses, Pharmacists Solutions for Pediatric Medication Errors. Retrieved Jun 20, 2002, from http://www.healthcarehub.com/News/Features/article.cfm?AID=201.

Hogue, M. (1995). Seize the opportunity. American Pharmacy, NS35, 8, p. 3.

This article promoted pharmacists’ involvement in a number of opportunities to: (1) oversee drugs administered at schools, and teach, (2) share information through case studies on current trends in pharmaceutical care and interactions between pharmacists and pharmacy students regarding experiences/innovative practice trends, and (3) create forums and meet with local pharmacist to share experiences. The mutual goal was to improve patients’ health, not to be in competition with one another.

Holmgren, Nancy. (1999). Guidelines for Assessing Competency of Medication Aids. Omaha: HHS Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division.

Hootman, J. (2000). Only the best will do for our children! School Health Newsletter.

Hootman, J. (1996). Quality nursing interventions in the school setting: Procedures, models, and guidelines. Scarborough: National Association of School Nurses. Inc.

Hootman, J., Schwab, N., Gelfman, M., Gregory, E., & Pohlman, J. (1999). Chapter 6: School nursing practice: Clinical performance issues. In Medication Administration (pp. 202-230). Legal Issues in School Health Services, North Branch, Minnesota: Sun Rise River Press.

Using standards of practice, the authors provided administrators and school nurses with excellent guidance and recommendations regarding medication administration in schools. This piece of literature thoroughly discusses liability issues, provides procedures for safety, and reviews use of all medications including prescription, over-the-counter, PRN, and homeopathic. School policies need to be made with legal mandates and professional standards of practice as the basis for development.

Horizons in school health, Colorado survey of school health programs as reported by local school nurses and school nurse supervisors. (n.d.). Denver: Office of School Health Programs, School of Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Horswell, C. (November 7, 1996). Girl’s parents fight pain of suspension over Advil; School officials to uphold punishment. The Houston Chronicle. Section A, 14.

Hurwitz, N. & Hurwitz, S. (August 2000). Student-friendly care: the case for school-based health centers. American School Board Journal. National School Boards Association, retrieved at http://www.nsba.org/schoolhealth/articles/hurwitz.htm.


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