Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • April 29, 2009 SCHOOLS & CAMPS Medication safety tips for children heading to camp About 10 million children will head to summer camp this year. In addition to raingear and swimsuits, more parents than ever before may be packing prescription medications for their kids. According to pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions, more than half of children are taking prescription drugs; the most common are medications for asthma, allergies, behavioral disorders and infections. Parents must do their homework to understand who is responsible for their child’s medication needs, and who the members of the camp’s health care team are. Know Before You Go: Learn about the camp medical staff, its on-site medical facilities, and where the closest hospital is. Make the camp administration aware of any conditions your child has and any medications your child is on. Know Who is in Charge: Make sure you know who is in charge of your child’s medications, and who is legally allowed to administer them, whether it is nurse, doctor, counselor or camp coordinator. Medic Alert Bracelets: If warranted, purchase a medic alert bracelet or identification for your child. Push the Paper: Submit all necessary paperwork regarding your child’s health care, including physical forms, consent forms, standing administration orders and a list of all of your child’s medications, as well as contact numbers for you, your child’s pediatrician, and your pharmacist. Retain Original Containers: All medications that are sent to camp for your child should be in the original containers with original labels. Make a Medication List: Make a list of all prescription and over-the-counter medications your child takes. Keep a copy for yourself, give one to your child, and make sure the medical staff and counselors at the camp have copies as well. Take the time to explain to your child what medications he or she is taking and why those medications are important. Make sure the child knows whom to see immediately if he or she begins to experience any reactions. Make sure your child knows that it is never okay to share medications with another camper. PETROVBALLET a dance studio in the classical tradition Ballet • Pointe • Character • Stretch Partnered Adagio • Adult Classes • Boys Class Accepting students of all levels from age 5 through adults ������������������������������� ���� ����� Open House May 2nd & 17th 11am - 1pm ����������������������������� Door to Door A/C Transportation Catered Lunch Included - Heated Pools 3:1 Camper/Staff Ratio, Pro. Instruction 2009 Summer Training Program Register Now for June 22 - August 28 For information & enrollment, please visit our website: or contact us: 201-445-4499 • Email: 134 Hopper Ave, Waldwick, NJ 07463 Well Rounded Swim, Sports & Arts Program Boys & Girls - Ages 3 to 15 Full Day 9am - 4pm Mini Day 9am - 1:20pm Magnificent 26 Acre Campus Lake for Boating & Fishing Daily Swim Instruction 234 Conklintown Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456 973-831-9000 at 4-22-09 kathy/janine PetroBallet3x3(4-22-09) 3 x 3” ���������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������ �������������������������� ��������� ������������������ ���������������� ��������������� ���������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ��� ����������� 4-22-09 Joan/Janine SpringLakeDay3x3(4-29-09) 3 x 3” � �������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������� ����������������������������������� ����������������������� ���������������������� ����������