School Nurse & Wellness Center

School Nurse

Attention

Everyday Preventative Actions That

Can Help Fight Germs Like Flu

Medidas preventivas diariar para ayudar

a combatir germenes como el de la influenza

Authorization of Medications

All prescription and over the counter 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.

Prescription and over-the-counter medication must have a written order by a licensed physician, dentist or physician's assistant. Parents or a designated responsible adult must supply and deliver the medication to the nurse in the original container.

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 (aspirin-free pain reliever) with a doctor's order. You must sign the emergency from that specifies the conditions under which it may be dispensed. These forms may be obtained from the nurse.

Guidelines

The following are suggested guidelines for the protection of the health of your child as well as all other children 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 him/her to school to see the nurse. Keep him/her home. A student with fever should remain at home at least 24 hours after the temperature has returned to normal.
  • The school nurse (or in her absence, the principal or lead teacher) may administer medication to 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 or send in a note stating the cause.

Required Immunizations:

All students are required to be immunized against polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, and hemofluous influenza B (HIB). A student may be exempt from the requirement if he/she presents 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.

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