Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School is an inclusive community that supports and welcomes pupils with medical conditions. We are keen to work with parents and our School Nurse to ensure that medical conditions your child may have can be managed effectively in school in a caring manner.
Parental consent is required before any medication can be administered and usually only medication prescribed by a doctor will be administered to a child.
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Calpol will not be administered in school unless in exceptional circumstances, for example, in the case of a broken limb etc. Advice from our School Nurse is that if a child requires Calpol, they are not well enough to be in school.
All children with medical conditions that are complex, long-term or where there is a high risk that emergency intervention will be needed are required to have an individual healthcare plan (IHP) which explains what help they need in an emergency.
The IHP will accompany a pupil should they need to attend hospital. Parental permission will be sought and recorded in the IHP for sharing the IHP within emergency care settings.
A medical consent form and healthcare plan must also be completed and signed by the parent or carer before medication that is needed regularly is kept in school.
Mrs Bean oversees all medication in school and will be happy to help with any queries, please do not hesitate to ask for advice.
Antibiotics can be administered in school. Wherever possible If a child returns to school before the end of a course of antibiotics, please administer the doses at the end of the school day. If this is not possible, please provide one individual, measured and labelled dose in a medicine syringe which can be obtained from a pharmacist.
Diarrhoea and/or vomiting: Children should be kept away from school for 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
Asthma if your child has or develops asthma and needs to keep an inhaler in school, you will be asked to complete a medical consent form. Inhalers are kept in the classrooms so that pupils always have access to them.
In addition to the IHP, parents will be asked to complete an asthma plan with their child.
The school has chosen to hold an emergency salbutamol inhaler for use by pupils who have been prescribed a reliever inhaler and for whom written parental consent for its use has been obtained.
Parents with children who have serious allergies requiring an Epipen/Jext pen, will be invited into school to discuss the individual requirements of their child, to ensure that we can provide the best care and support possible.
Parents will be asked to complete an IHP and also provide an emergency care plan.
All Jext/Epipens are held centrally in the school office so that they can be accessed quickly in an emergency situation.
The school has chosen to hold emergency adrenaline auto injectors for use by pupils who have been prescribed them and for whom medical authorisation and written parental consent for their use has been obtained.
Please can you ensure that any medication kept in school is in date.
Please also let us know about any changes in your child’s medical history, which may affect them in school, particularly allergies. Any letters with medical information content are kept on file in school.