Nurse and Clinic
Students who become ill or injured at school should obtain a pass from their teacher to visit the nurse for an assessment. It is against school policy to call home on your own and arrange to be picked-up by someone. Students should not come to school with a temperature of 100 degrees or above or if vomiting. Students must be fever and vomiting free for 24 hours before returning to school. Students need to be assessed by parents before leaving home and medicated accordingly. Injuries occurring after school hours need to be addressed by parents and/or the family physician. Elevator passes are only given out with a doctor’s note or at nurse’s discretion.
MEDICATIONS TAKEN AT SCHOOL (It is the student’s responsibility to come to the clinic to take all medication.)
- No medicine prescribed by a physician shall be given to a student without written consent of the parent.
- It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or designated adult to make sure that medications are delivered safely to the nurse. A school corporation may send home medication with the student if the student’s parent/guardian provides written permission. If the parent/guardian did not give permission the parent/guardian MUST come in themselves and pick up the medication when no longer in use at school.
- A copy of the original prescription or a physician’s permission form must be on file. All prescribed medicines must have the pharmacy label on the ORIGINAL CONTAINER. This includes all medicines, inhalers and epi-pens. The school may contact the physician if there are any questions regarding the medication ordered for the well being of the student.
- Medication must be administered in accordance with the physician’s prescription. The dosage cannot exceed the recommendation of the Physicians Desk Reference. Any changes to doses or time of dosage must be given to the nurse in writing and signed by the physician.
- ONLY antibiotics that are prescribed to be given 4 times a day will be given at lunch.
- Non-prescription medicines (over-the-counter) will be dispensed with parent/guardian written permission. This permission will be for the period of time specified and NEVER longer than the current school year. All medicines are to be delivered in a new,UNOPENED container with the student’s name on it and parent/guardian MUST sign the medication administration policy to be kept on file.
- Self-administered medicines, such as inhalers, epi-pens and insulin, must have a physician’s order stating that your child has been instructed on how to administer the medication and that they can carry it on them. The nurse needs to know the location of inhalers (example: locker, purse or backpack).
- No student is to have ANY medication on them. Cough drops and throat lozenges may be brought from home with nurse approval prior to the start of school.
- Unless other arrangements are made, medications left at the end of the year will be disposed of.
- It is the student’s responsibility to come to the clinic to take all medication.