NURSE and/or CLINIC SERVICES
Listed below are services provided by your child’s school nurse.
Please use this information as a quick reference for policies and illnesses.
• Administration of long term prescription medication as ordered by a physician.
• Administration of over-the-counter or short term prescription medication with written instructions from a parent/guardian.
• The management of medical conditions that occur during the school day such as asthma, hyperactivity, diabetes, seizure disorders, and migraine headaches.
• Observation of potential abuse/neglect. Nurse is to report observations to principal and counselors.*
• Assessment, care, and treatment of minor illness and injury that occur during the school day.
• Health counseling.
• Prevention and control of communicable diseases.
• Monitoring the immunization status of each student.
• Vision screening for students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 8, new students, and others as referred. All routine medications and treatments for students will take place in the nursing clinic with the exception of those specifically addressed in the student’s Individual Health Plan.
Hearing screenings will be done by the speech pathologist.
Clinic facilities are provided for ill or injured students. Clinic facilities and the service of the clinic staff should not be abused. Specifically, the clinic and school nurse should not be used as a substitute for your private physician’s care. If a student visits the clinic too frequently or for inappropriate reasons, the parent/guardian will be notified.
Please use the following links as a quick reference for policies and illnesses.