I currently have a child in my setting that has an inhaler for Asthma. We have all the medication and parental permission forms in line with requirements. Up until recently the child has not needed the inhaler during his time at our setting. The parent has now told us that the doctor has said that the child needs the ventolin inhaler every day at 11 am. My concern is that ventolin is a releiver inhaler not a preventative therefore i should only be administering it when the child is wheezy etc. Has anyone had this problem before and would i be justified in asking to gain written details from the doctor for us.
Would i be permitted to add a clause to my administrations of medicines policy that requests doctors permision for medications that have to be administered by staff on a regular basis?