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.

Vail, K. (March 2005). The Medicated Child. American School Board Journal. Retrieve 3-11-2005 from http://www.asbj.com/specialreports/0305SpecialReports/S1:html.

Viadero, D. (1998). Dose of reality. Too many schools give students easy access to prescription drugs. Teacher Magazine, 10, 29.

Viadero, D. (1998). Storage, dispensing of medication varies, study says. Education Week, 17, 5.

The lack of strict controls on medications in schools was considered troubling by researchers who surveyed 53 elementary, middle, and high school principals and 73 students in rural Wisconsin. As many as 16% of the students taking stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) said classmates had asked them to give away, sell, or trade their drugs. Most of the schools, 83%, had policies for dispensing prescription drugs at school, the researchers found. But 44% of the students and 37% of the principals said medications were stored unlocked during school hours. Teachers dispensed the medications in a quarter of the schools surveyed. The researchers said the results pointed up the need for policies and their enforcement to control medication use in schools.

Vermont Department of Education. (2003). State board of education manual of rules and practices. Retrieved July 26, 2004 from, http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/board/rules.html.

Vermont School Boards Association. (2001). Vermont model policy manual. Retrieved from
http://www.vtvsba.org/policy/manual.htm.

Vermont State Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions. (n.d.). Retrieved July 26, 2004, from
http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/forms/nursingopinions.pdf.

Vermont Secretary of State. (n.d.). Retrieved August 19, 2002, from http://vtprofessionals.org/.

Virginia Department of Education. (2000). Manual for the training of public school employees in the administration of medication. Richmond: Virginia Department of Education.

Virginia Department of Education. (1999). Manual for the training of public school employees in the administration of insulin and glucagon. Richmond: Virginia Department of Education.

Virginia Department of Health. (1999). Virginia school health guidelines. Richmond: Virginia Department of Health & Virginia Department of Education.

Virginia Administrative Code Chapter 20: Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing. (2004). Retrieved July 26, 2004, from http://leg1.state.va.us/000/srr.htm.

Virginia Department of Health & Virginia Department of Education. (2001). School nursing services: A summary of school nursing services personnel and selected school health services components in Virginia public schools for the school year 1998-1999. Richmond: Virginia Department of Health & Virginia Department of Education.

Vogin, G.D. (reviewer). (February 13, 2003). Dispensing Errors Reported for Serzone and
Seroquel
. Retrieved 2-21-2003 from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/449406.

 

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