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MEDICATIONS POLICY: There will be a limited amount of medications held in reserve in each athletic training room. These medications will be both prescription and non-prescription medications purchased from local firms and authorized by the Team Physician. These medications will be maintained behind locked doors at all times and only dispensed as recommended by the Team Physician. No prescription medications or non-prescription over-the-counter medications will be released to the athlete until proper forms are filed. All medication forms will be filed daily by the trainer in charge of that sport of the physician. (APPENDIX A) PROCEDURE: A. Prescription Medication a. Prescription medications may only be prescribed by the Team Physician and dispensed under the Team Physician’s direction. b. All prescription medications must be under two internal lock and key areas (no pad lock) and in a nondescript permanent type cabinet. The keys to this cabinet must number only one (1) and accessibility to the cabinet will be assigned to only the Team Physician. c. All prescription medication distributed to the athletes must have a prescription signed by the Team Physician. A running inventory will be maintained by the physician at all times. (APPENDIX A) d. All prescriptions filled from the Athletic Department inventory must be filed by the Team Physician. e. Any Board of Pharmacy questions will be referred to the physician only. B. Non-Prescription Medication a. Non-prescription medications may be dispensed by the Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC/LAT, and Team Physician. (See protocol for securing and administering medications at Stephen F. Austin State University Athletic Department – APPENDIX A) b. All medications of non-prescription category will be held in reserve in the training room in a nondescript permanent-type cabinet with internal locks (no pad lock). Each certified athletic trainer may have a key. c. All non-prescription medications may be dispensed to the athletes whenever authorized by the Head Athletic Trainer, ATC/LAT, and/or the Team Physician. d. All non-prescription medications classified (over-the-counter) will not have to have a prescription filed. However, a running non-prescription medication log will be maintained for each athlete. (APPENDIX A) e. An inventory of all non-prescription medications will be maintained at all times. i. The stadium inventory should reflect the total number of items in all training rooms. ii. Satellite training rooms will reflect only the inventory assigned to that operation. This inventory will reflect any medications maintained in the trainer’s personal kits. (APPENDIX A) C. Athletic Trainer’s Personal Kits a. Only those non-prescription medications which have been authorized by the Team Physician will be carried in the trainer’s personal travel kit. b. Inventories must be maintained in writing for all medications that are carried in personal travel kits (running log). c. Documentation of all medications dispersed by the trainer must be up-to-date and filed according to B3 above. i. Team Physician authorization should be obtained whenever possible when a team is on the road. ii. If authorization can’t be obtained while traveling, it must be obtained as soon as possible upon return to campus and filed appropriately.
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