E. Dismissal of children due to illness. When a Child becomes ill, but does not require immediate medical help, the provider must determine if the Child should be sent home. The provider must notify the Parent/Legal Guardian of the Child who has symptoms that require exclusion.
1. (NEW) The Provider or a Staff Member must immediately notify the Child’s Parent or Legal Guardian of any illness, serious injury, or Incident involving their Child. An Adult designated by the Parent or Legal Guardian must be notified immediately should the Parent or Legal Guardian be unavailable.
2. (NEW) The Provider must document all Accidents, injuries, Incidents, or emergencies in the Child’s record on the day of the occurrence and the Parent or Legal Guardian must review and sign the document within two business days.
G. First aid. The Provider must have a first aid kit and a current first aid manual.
1. A complete first-aid kit must be readily available to the Provider during all Field Trips, and while transporting Children. A complete first aid kit includes, but is not limited to, adhesive tape, band aids, gauze pads, gauze roller bandage, disposable gloves, instant cold pack, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, and antiseptic wipes. The first aid kit must not contain any expired materials.
2. The first aid kit must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, be stored in an easily accessible, designated location known to all providers, and be kept out of the reach of Children.
H. Medication administration. A provider may give a Child prescription Medication only when the Provider has a written, signed and dated order from a Parent.
1. The Provider must only give Medication prescribed for the specified Child, according to the label instructions on the original container.
If medication is incorrectly administered, stored, etc. best practice is to complete an specific Medication Incident Report
2. The Provider must not give any nonprescription Medications to a Child without written permission from the Parent. Telephone, text, or email permission is allowed in emergencies, if the provider documents giving the Medication and obtains written permission from the Parent as soon as possible.
3. The provider must keep a written record, noting each time a prescription and nonprescription Medication is given to a Child.
4. All Medications, refrigerated or non-refrigerated, must be:
a. Completely inaccessible to Children,
b. (NEW) Stored at the proper temperature, and
c. (NEW) Discarded upon expiration.
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