Health Issues in Head Start: Medication Administration Webinar

Head Start programs must meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards on medication administration. View this webinar to learn how to develop a system. Programs will always have children who need medicine administration, so it is critical to have a process in place.

Training of Caregivers/Teachers to Administer Medication

Any caregiver/teacher who administers medication should complete a standardized training course that includes skill and competency assessment in medication administration. The course should be repeated according to state and/or local regulation and taught by a trained professional. Skill and competency should be monitored whenever an administration error occurs.

Medication Administration and Storage

The administration of medicines at the facility should be limited to prescription or non-prescription medication (over-the-counter) ordered by the prescribing health professional for a specific child with written permission of the parent/guardian.