PRN medications added to Medical Form

Our nurses use a defined set of over the counter medication to treat symptoms when given explicit permission to do so by the parent.  Permission is only valid for one year.  We would like to add 10 common over the counter medications to the "permission to treat" section of the medical form, where they would be able to select each individually to grant permission.  Having this information collected by the medical form and populated on the medical card for quick access during a visit would be extremely helpful and efficient.

  • Gregg
  • Mar 30 2016
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  • S Morgan commented
    28 Sep, 2021 02:19pm

    We released an update to the Medical form today for the Specific Authorization to Treat that is required for OTC medications. Hopefully parents will comply with printing, completing, signing, and uploading the attached required PDF. That's a lot of steps and hoops for parents to jump through to comply with state regulations for administration of OTC medication. We expect that Blackbaud will need to create a workflow through the Medical module and forms to do this. It's concerning that this idea has been unaddressed since 2016. What is the delay?

  • Atty Boyer commented
    19 Apr, 2021 03:26pm

    Agree with all the comments below! Nurses are managing two systems just to have the list of OTC medications. Seem like an easy fix..not sure why it has not been amended yet..

  • Lisa Williams commented
    25 Sep, 2020 01:35pm

    yes the nurses really need to see what they are allowed to give for over the counter and what they are not allowed to give children

  • Meagan Purcell commented
    1 Jun, 2020 03:30pm

    Please add this feature! We have tried a paper permission form in the past that doesn't always get turned in. Then, when trying to call a parent, there is no answer and so the student has to go untreated because the nurse doesn't have permission to give a medication. Also, some parents are very specific about how much medication they want their student to have, so this can't be a blanket form: it has to allow for customization. This feature would do wonders for furthering medical forms.

  • Ana Meneses commented
    19 Feb, 2020 06:34pm

    We would like to have the medications option on all reason for visits. For example, if the reason for visit is headache which is classified as "not feeling well" the nurse cannot add the otc medication given to the student. We would need to re-classify the majority of reasons to visit type medication. And once a reason is used the type cannot be changed.


    Another option would be to allow under reason for visit for two different visit types to be added i.e. headache (not feeling well) and medication otc (medication). 


    Right now the system is very too hard coded to allow for these needs.

  • Scott Daniel commented
    23 Jan, 2020 11:01pm

    This PRN is overdue.  We have unsuccessfully tried to use conditions with OTC medications and it has been a disaster.  Help on this area.

  • Lynda Torneck commented
    31 Oct, 2018 02:16pm

    The medical form is too prescriptive to be useful. Allowance for multiple customized fields would make these forms much more helpful.

  • Scott Daniel commented
    10 Apr, 2018 02:27pm

    Agree - we use OTC - we're tucking it in under "conditions" now to get it to show up in the Nurse's Dashboard for a student

  • Guest commented
    30 Aug, 2017 01:29pm

    The Over the Counter Medications should appear on the medical form and the student medical card.  The school nurse needs to have this information all in one place.

  • Julie Farr commented
    18 Apr, 2017 05:45pm

    We have similar form for the administration of advil/tylenol - with dosage

  • Gregg commented
    31 Mar, 2016 08:00pm

    In addition to adding these items to the medical form we would like to see this information stored on the student medical card.  Having this information readily available to the Nurse allows her to quickly access this info while tending to multiple students while minimizing the potential for error.

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