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General School Nursing Information

Handwashing is the most effective way to slow the spread of germs. Please teach and encourage frequent handwashing. Handwashing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZw4Ga3jg3E&feature=youtu.be


Authorization of Medications

All prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are administered by the school nurse. In her absence, only the principal, or staff members who have been properly trained, may administer medications to students. NO STUDENT MAY SELF-ADMINISTER ANY MEDICATION WHILE AT SCHOOL. This includes cough drops. 

Prescription and over-the-counter medication must have a written order by a licensed physician, dentist, APRN, or physician's assistant, Parents/guardians or a designated responsible adult must supply and deliver the medication to the nurse in the original container with the label from the pharmacy attached. NO STUDENT MAY BRING MEDICATIONS TO SCHOOL IN BACKPACK FOR SAFETY REASONS.

Prescribed medication can only be given to and taken by the person for whom the prescription was written. The school nurse may only administer acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil), and antacids (Tums) with a doctor's order and signed parental permission. You must sign the emergency form that specifies the conditions under which these medications may be dispensed. These forms can be obtained from the school nurse. 


Guidelines:

The following are suggested guidelines for the protection of the health of your child, as well as all other students in school:

*If your child is ill during the night or complains of stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or headaches in the morning, please do NOT send them to school to see the nurse. Keep them home. A student with a fever of 100.0°F or greater should remain home until they are 24 hrs fever free without the use of temperature-reducing medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil).

*The school nurse (or in their absence, the principal or trained staff) may administer medication top a student ONLY with the written authorization of the attending physician and the written permission of the child's parent/guardian. Under no circumstances will exceptions be made.

*If you expect your child to be absent from school for 3 or more days, please notify the school nurse by phone, email, or send in a note stating the cause.

*As with all communicable illnesses and for the safety of ALL students and staff, please keep your child home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours, have been under treatment by an MD for 24 hours, and/or have written clearance from their MD to return to school. If you have further questions, contact your school nurse directly. 

Required Immunizations:

All student are required to be immunized according to the State of CT Department of Public Health guidelines. A student may be exempt from the requirements if they present a certificate from a physician certifying that such would not be prudent because of health reasons or that such would be contrary to the religious beliefs of the student. 

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/School-Nursing/Forms/Immunization_Requirements.pdf

 

Athletics: (DMS/DHS)

In order to practice or play, all athletes are required to have a current physical (within 12 months) on file with the nurse's office.


 

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