Administration of Medication, Medical Interventions and Chronic Care
The Board of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District authorizes the administration of medications to students by school/district staff only when:
1.1 The medications are prescribed by a physician;
1.2 The medications must be taken during the school day/educational activities and the student’s parent/guardian is not reasonably able to attend the school or event to administer the medication.
1.3 The parent/guardian has provided written consent for the administration of medications to the school (Form 301 A: Administration of Medications), with appropriate instructions for the administration; and
1.4 It is not appropriate for the student to self-administer the medication.
Guidelines for Anaphylasis Management in Schools
It has been estimated that up to 2% of Canadians are at risk of anaphylaxis from food and insect allergy (Lieberman, P., Camargo, C.A. Jr., Bohlke, K., Jick, H., Miller, R.L., Sheikh, A., and Simons, F.E., 2006). It is important that the needs of students at risk of anaphylaxis are addressed while in school. These guidelines clarify the roles and responsibilities of students, parents/guardians, educators, school administrators and other school-based personnel to ensure students at risk of anaphylaxis are provided a safe and caring learning environment.
Guidelines for Diabetes Management in Schools
Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the highest incidences of type 1 diabetes reported worldwide in children 0-14 years old (Newhook et al., 2012) and a high incidence of type 2 diabetes that is more prevalent in adults but also emerging as a medical issue among children as a result of a combination of factors (Armed et al., 2010). It is important that the needs of students with diabetes are addressed while in school. These guidelines clarify the roles and responsibilities of parents/guardians, educators, school administrators and other school-based personnel to ensure students with diabetes are provided a safe and caring learning environment. The information in these guidelines is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Volunteers in Schools
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) recognizes and supports the important role that parents/guardians and other community members play in supporting the delivery of programs and services in its schools, while maintaining the safety of students and the integrity of programs and services. Therefore, the NLESD shall ensure that, through the school administration, appropriate procedures are in place for the screening, selection, orientation, training, supervision, recognition and evaluation of volunteers at the school level.