If a child attending a Holiday Camp requires medication of any kinds their Named Contact must complete a Permission to Administer Medicine form prior to or upon arrival at the Holiday Camp.
The designated First Aider will be responsible for administering medication or for witnessing self-administration by the child. The designated First Aider will record any administration of medication on a corresponding Record of Medication Given form to be countersigned by the Named Contact upon collection of the child.
- A separate form is required for each medication prescribed and the Named Contact is required to inform the designated First Aider should there be any change to dosage or frequency of the medication
- The designated First Aider can only administer medication that has been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse, or pharmacist and all medicines must be in the original container by the pharmacy
- If the children carry their own medication (e.g asthma inhalers), the designated First Aider will offer to keep the medication safe until is required
- Under no circumstances will the First Aider administer medication against the will of a child