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.
Prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Monitoring the immunization status of each student.
Vision screenings for students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 8, new students, and others referred.
Hearing screenings will be done by the speech pathologist.
All routine medications and treatments for students will take place in the nursing clinic with the exception of those specifically addressed in the students individual health plan.
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.