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.

Office of Children, Youth and Families. (2002). Medication administration: A system of best practice. Harrisburg: Department of Public Welfare.

Ohio Board of Nursing. (2001). Nursing Standards & Delegation: A guide to Ohio Board of nursing rules. Columbus: Ohio Board of Nursing.

Ohio Department of Public Safety. (2001). Emergency guidelines for schools, 2nd edition. Columbus: Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing. (2001). A decision-making model for determining RN/LPN scope of practice: Model for scope of nursing practice decisions. Retrieved August 18, 2002, from http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing/prac-decmak.pdf.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing. (2001). Delegation of nursing functions to unlicensed persons. Retrieved August 18, 2002, from http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing/delegation.pdf.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing. (2002). Guidelines for licensed nurses in wound debridement. Retrieved August 18, 2002, from http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing/prac-wndbrd.pdf.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing. (2002). IV medication administration by LPN’s statement. Retrieved August 18, 2002, from http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing/IVMed.pdf.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing. (1998). School nurse position statement. Retrieved August 18, 2002, from http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing/schlnurse.pdf.

Oklahoma State Department of Education. (2004). Chapter 1, Oklahoma School Code. Section 20 – 21, p11-13. Retrieved from http://www.sde.state.ok.us/home/defaultns.htm.

Olk, D.G. (June 2000). Clinical Tip: Handy handouts help get the dose right. Contemporary Pediatrics.

Olson, C. (Fall 2003). Q&A w/Nurse Christy. Allergy & Asthma Today. 20 & 22.

O”Meara, K.P. (August 23, 1999). Playing Doctor in Public Schools. Insight on the News. Education, p 18.

Oregon Regulations OAR 581-021-0037, School staff designation and training of medications. (1997). Retrieved August 19, 2002, from http://www.ode.state.or.us/groups/supportstaff/hklb/schoolnurses/medicationadmin.pdf.

Oregon Regulations ORS 339.870, Liability of School Personnel, Administering Medications. (1997). Retrieved August 19, 2002, from http://www.ode.state.or.us/groups/supportstaff/hklb/schoolnurses/medicationadmin.pdf.

The other drug problem in schools; school nurses report medication errors. (2001). American Journal of Nursing, 101, 20.

This piece of literature reported on a study examining medication administration practices of school nurses. Medication errors emerged as a rising concern, with missed doses being the number one type of error. Almost half of the school nurses reported medication errors in their schools during the past year. Use of unlicensed assistive personnel was estimated to be a factor, with errors 3.1 times more likely to occur when unlicensed assistive personnel were used.

Ott, V. (1999). Supreme court ruling may impact UAP use in school nursing. Insight, 8(1).

Owada, M., Nitadori, Y, & Kitagawa, T. (February 1998). Treatment of NIDDM in Youth. Clinical Pediatrics. 37: 117-122.

 

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