t305spl wrote:Does the Summer Camp you attend/work at require a separate form for OTC Medications?
-Does the Health Officer dispense the OTC as he/she feels necessary, or is it required that the individual bring them just like prescription medications?
-Does the Health Officer require the medications to be in separate individual resealable bags clearly labeled and then all the individuals medications are put in a larger resealable bag, if not how is it done?
-Does the Health Officer require that a Medication Card is in the bag with each medication(drug name, dosage, side effects...)?
The camp we attend most often has a separate form for OTC that shows what OTC meds are approved by the parent for the Health Officer to administer.
The camp my son attended his first year required that they be brought, bagged, etc. as you describe. My son was finishing a course of 4 a day antibiotics and 3 a day antihisamines (I think). Boy what a mess. We literally spent hours preparing the bags, forms, etc. In spite of all the effort (simplfied by scanning the dosage form, filling in part, printing multiples, etc.) I was feeling pretty confident in their process. That is until he came home and said he missed like 3 doses because he and the SM couldn't find the Health Officer at the appropriate time. In this case, for these meds, my 11 year old would have done no worse and probably better if he had been able to just keep them with him and take them. Not everyone is the same and not all meds are the same, but in spite of all the "stuff" we had to do I consider it to have been counter productive.