Notes from the Nurse: OTC/Emergency Medications

Health is Important During Summer Pre-College Programs

At Blueprint, our number one priority is the safety of all students enrolled in our pre-college programs. We want to ensure a wonderful experience and keeping everyone healthy and feeling good is a key factor to doing so. Though some students have daily medications, even more students have medications, both prescriptions and over the counter meds, that they take on an as needed basis.

It is very important that all medications be in their original packaging with written instructions or a doctor’s prescription for use.

Please note that medications include over-the-counter and prescription inhalers, epi-pens, any sort of nasal spray, medicated skin creams (ie Benadryl or hydrocortisone), pain relievers, allergy medications, laxatives/stool softeners, antacids, tablets for lactose intolerance, vitamins and dietary supplements.

If your student is prone to headaches, menstrual cramps, muscle pain, etc, your family’s preferred pain medication (Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve) should be sent to camp, in the original packaging, and be checked in with camp staff. All medications must be accounted for and charted when used. Students will not be restricted in the use of medications, however camp staff must be apprised of the usage and efficacy of medications; furthermore appropriate dosing must be assured.  This is for your student’s safety.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Nurse Jen at [email protected].