Medication can be administered to children if parents fill out a request for medication form.
All sections of the form must be completed properly and the medicine given to the teacher or administrator each day. Medication will be stored in the designated area inaccessible to children. Prescription medicine must be in the original container and directions must be followed as stated on the label. Over-the-counter medication must also be administered as listed.
If a parent wants a different dosage a physician must provide written instructions on the Request for Medication form.
Medical, Dental, & Emergency Policy
- Parents or guardians will be notified in the event of an accident, minor or major injury, or illness. The child shall be transported via ambulance or any other available transport to the hospital.
- First aid kits will be kept in reception room for use at all times.
- All staff are and will be trained in first aid.
- Emergency contact phone numbers are located throughout center, and staff emergency phone numbers are located in office.
- All medical records of the children attending KDC are kept in a designated file, along with other important records of registration. These forms are located in the office.
- All staff are instructed to keep children as quiet and calm as possible in the case of an emergency and will lead them to safety as designated by the emergency plans. The Ohio Department of Health and Dental First Aid chart will be kept on the wall in the office area.
- Each teacher is instructed to note the type of illness, to notify the administrator, to place the child in an area away from the other children, and to notify parents of the illness.
- In a dental emergency, the Dental First Aid chart instructions will be followed.
- We will not transport any child in an emergency situation. We will have the closest available ambulance service provide transportation to the proper emergency facility.
Health Record Policy
The administrator of the day care shall maintain enrollment, health, and attendance records for all children attending the center, as well as medical and employment records for all center employees. The records shall include the name, address, and a birthdate of each child. Also, each record will contain the admission date of each child, the home address, and telephone numbers, as well as all contact information of each parent and guardian, while their child is in attendance at the center.
A written health record shall be secured from the parent/guardian on or before the first day of attendance, except otherwise stated by the administrator. This record includes, but is not limited to:
- A statement signed and dated by a licensed physician, as required.
- A detailed immunization record which lists all immunizations and their dates received.
- Notification of any and all chronic physical problems, history of hospitalization, illness/diseases, and allergies.
- A list of any medications, food supplements, modified diets, inhalers, or fluoride supplements currently being administered to the child with written, signed, and dated instructions from a licensed physician or a licensed dentist.
- The name, address, and telephone number of the child's physician or clinic.
- Treatment and emergency transportation authorization.