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Old 12-13-2019, 08:12 AM
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Normally I don't administer meds. dcd brought eye drops for pink eye twice a day for ten days. Do you admin eye drops? Also noticed they are only treating one eye and clearly there is green gunk in the untreated eye. I think both eyes need treated. Wwyd? Kid is 3 and constantly touching his face. I've already made him wash his hands twice this morning.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:16 AM
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2x/24 meds are to be given every 12 hours. That is a parental responsibility. How lazy can one possibly be?

No, I would not give that. I would send home until eyes are clear of green and goop.
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It's to be given every 8 hours. I just don't understand why both eyes weren't treated. Grrrr!
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:22 AM
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No, I wouldn't.
I don't administer any meds. It's a huge liability for a non-custodial caregiver. If they need meds, they stay home.

Pink eye is also an automatic exclusion here.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:23 AM
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It's to be given every 8 hours. I just don't understand why both eyes weren't treated. Grrrr!
"twice a day for ten days" is every 12 hours. Not 8. Three times per day is every 8 hours.

If both eyes are infected, both eyes should be treated.
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no, i wouldn't.
I don't administer any meds. It's a huge liability for a non-custodial caregiver. If they need meds, they stay home.

Pink eye is also an automatic exclusion here.

yep!!!!!
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:32 AM
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With the exception of Epipen, nebulizer, topical ointments and lotions, in NYC we cannot administer medication without being certified in medication administration. While I am certified, I still do not give meds because, like someone mentioned, it is a liability.
If you do, have parents thoroughly complete a permission to administer medication form and make sure medication is in original container.
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Old 12-16-2019, 02:18 PM
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With the exception of Epipen, nebulizer, topical ointments and lotions, in NYC we cannot administer medication without being certified in medication administration. While I am certified, I still do not give meds because, like someone mentioned, it is a liability.
If you do, have parents thoroughly complete a permission to administer medication form and make sure medication is in original container.
On one hand I wish we had this rule so I wouldn't need to worry about administering meds. On the other hand I think kids who would feel better with Tylenol or cold meds would be brought without and be miserable all day. I take meds when I'm not feeling well...
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Old 12-16-2019, 02:24 PM
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On one hand I wish we had this rule so I wouldn't need to worry about administering meds. On the other hand I think kids who would feel better with Tylenol or cold meds would be brought without and be miserable all day.
I don't allow kids to be medicated for anything and attend care. If they are miserable, they get sent home.

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I take meds when I'm not feeling well...
But you don't make yourself someone else's problem..
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Old 12-16-2019, 02:26 PM
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But you don't make yourself someone else's problem..
Good point. Although hubby might disagree...
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