Welcome to our weekly quality improvement support series for 2020.
“It’s our polite nudge in the ribs to help you and your team stay organised and on task.”
This week’s subject is: Medical Management Plans
Element 2.1.2: Health practices and procedures
Effective illness and injury management and hygiene practices are promoted and implemented.
Families must provide a Medical Management Plan or action plan for their child if they have a health care need, allergy or relevant medical condition.
Check that these plans are current, and a copy or the original medical practitioner’s instructions for any ongoing medical authorisation is included. Also, you must ensure that all staff (including casuals) are aware of children with individual medical plans and that they know where to locate required medication.
Medical Management Plan Inclusions
Any medical management plan provided by a child’s parents and/or registered medical practitioner should include the following:
- specific details of the diagnosed health care need, allergy or relevant medication condition
- supporting documentation (if required)
- a recent photo of the child
- current medication and dosage prescribed for the child
- if relevant, state what triggers the allergy or medical condition
- first aid/emergency response that may be required
- any medication that may be required to be administered in case of an emergency
- further treatment or response if the child does not respond to the initial treatment
- when to contact an ambulance for assistance
- contact details of the medical practitioner doctor who signed the plan
- the date of when the plan should be reviewed
A copy of the medical management plan will be displayed for Educators and staff to see to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the child, whilst ensuring the child’s privacy by displaying only in an area generally only available to staff of the Service.
The Service must ensure the medical management plan remains current at all times.
Within System7 go to QA2 / Module 12. The Suggestions area also contains information on communicating with families and the following related modules: 7-Enrolment records, 9-Medication records and 10-Administration of medication.
The Childcare Centre Desktop has all related policies including the Medical Conditions Policy and management policies for: Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Eczema and Epilepsy.
Resources, NQS Element, Regulation and System7 links
Childcare Centre Desktop – Childcare Policies / Quality Area 2
National Quality Standard – QA2 / Element: 2.1.2
System7 Module – QA2 / 12
National Regulation – Division 3: Medical conditions policy
National Regulation – Division 4: Administration of medication
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