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Medication Administration

Guidelines for Pennsylvania Schools for the Administration of Medications and Emergency Care
These guidelines have been written to assist schools in the development and implementation of appropriate medication administration policies and procedures. The guidelines summarize federal and state laws; discuss legal issues; offer guidance in the development of school policies and procedures and the role of the Certified School Nurse regarding medication administration. Specific information on several conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, including sample forms, policy implications and clinical guidance has been included.

Emergency Medications

The following emergency medications may be administered by school staff (licensed and non-licensed with proper training and school policy):

The following emergency medications MUST be administered by a licensed medical professional:

  • Diastat
  • Versed

49 PA Code Section 21.14 Nurse practice regulations addressing RNs and medication administration