Dosage and method
This information can be found on the printed pharmacy label. DOSAGE refers to the number of tablets, volume of liquid, or number of spray-pumps. STRENGTH is recorded elsewhere in this form.
PRN vs Timed Medicine
Some medicines need only be taken when the student needs them, they are referred to as 'PRN' medicines, from the Latin pro re nata meaning "for the onset [of the symptoms]" - for example, inhalers and epi-pens are only used when they are needed, not on a regular schedule.
All other medicines are administered on a regular schedule, and are considered to be 'timed' medicines. Please select the relevant option below.
Please specify any side effects the school should be aware of. If none, please enter 'None'
In the event of an emergency, is there any information that medical staff should be aware of. If none, please enter 'None'
Note on Self-Administration
"Self-administration," in this context, generally refers to the process of handling and using equipment such as metered-dose inhalers, spacers, or auto-injectors independently. Our medically trained staff can support young people to correctly use this equipment, if necessary.
All orally administered medicines (tablets, capsules, oral suspensions) are generally stored securely by medical staff, and dispensed at the appropriate times for the young person to take under supervision. Again, our medically trained staff can support young people to ingest their medication, if necessary.
At Gretton, students autonomy and consent is placed at the core of what we do. All students hold the right to refuse medical treatment, and as such, cannot be compelled to take any medicines, even if they are prescribed.