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Personal Medication

Personal Medication

At all times special attention must be paid where people are receiving treatment which involves medication. Parents should be asked to provide sufficient dosage in a safely packed and clearly marked container. This marking should state the name of the person, the name of the medication, any storage requirements and the frequency, size and method of administration. The parent/guardian’s signature should be provided to state that the information they have provided is accurate.

 Where the person is self-medicating (asthmatic inhalers etc.) and is seen as responsible enough by the designated First Aider and parent/guardian to hold their own medication, an additional emergency supply of sufficient quantity to last the duration of the event, should, if at all possible, be held by the designated First Aider. Note this should only be done for low risk items or those where they can be securely stored by the individual. The designated First Aider must keep a written record of all medication details together with a record of each administration. Further advice on conditions such as, diabetes, asthma and epilepsy can be found in supporting those with additional needs.

Details of known allergies of individuals should be requested and recorded by the First Aider. These may include allergies to some common items like adhesive dressings and some brands of painkillers. Parents should be asked to confirm these details in writing before the camp. The designated First Aider should obtain this information from the records before the said activity. More advice on allergies and anaphylaxis.

It's essential for any person organising a camp to obtain details of the nearest available doctor and hospital with 24 hour accident and emergency cover.