School Nurse-Medical Info
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A registered nurse is stationed on campus to assist when a
- Becomes ill or injured at school.
- Must take medication at school.
- Has a medical problem that pertains to school hours.
should have injuries and illnesses that occur after school hours or
at home treated by their private medical doctor. The school nurse
cannot diagnose illnesses or injuries.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS A MEDICAL PROBLEM
- Above and beyond the school registration form, it is the
parent's responsibility to notify the school nurse of any medical
problems. The nurse should be contacted at the beginning of each
school year to update and review your child's medical
CHECKING OUT DUE TO SICKNESS OR INJURY
- All students wanting to check out because of an illness or
injury must do so through the nurse's office. Students are
not to check out for any reason by using the pay telephone or the
- The nurse is only allowed to call a legal parent/guardian to
pick up a student. Written consent must be on file in the
attendance office if another person may be called.
The following, in accordance with the State of Tennessee and the
Bradley County Board of Education, is the procedures for the
transportation and administration of medication. (TCA 49-5-415)
- Medication shall be administered only when the student's health
requires that it be given during school hours.
- Medication that is to be taken once or twice a day is to be
given at home.
- Medication that is to be given three times or more a day may be
given at school.
- Medication that is to be taken as needed may be given at
It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to bring
medication to school and remove any unused medication when
treatment is complete.
STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO TRANSPORT MEDICATION TO
AND FROM SCHOOL!
- All prescription medication must be brought to
school in the original container.
- The pharmacy label must include: name of student, prescription
number, name of medication and dosage, administration route or
other directions, date, licensed prescriber's name, pharmacy name,
address, and phone number.
- All non-prescription medication must be brought to
school in the original container with the ingredients listed and
the child's name affixed to the container.
- No more than one-month's supply of any medication should be
brought to school.
- If the parent/guardian cannot be present to administer the
medication to their child, a STATE AUTHORIZATION FORM
must be filled out giving the school nurse permission
to administer the medication.
- If a student will be using an inhaler at school, a
parent/guardian must come in and fill out an authorization form . A
physician's authorization is also required. (Students may carry
inhalers with them).
- All authorization forms must be updated at the
beginning of each school year.
- A parent/guardian must pick up all medication by the last full
day of school.
Students will not be allowed to transport
medication. Any medication left in the nurse's office
after the last full day of school will be destroyed.
HALL PASSES TO THE NURSE
- Students must have their agenda signed by their teacher before
they can see the nurse.
- No one is to come to the nurse's office in between classes
without a signed agenda unless it is an emergency.
All parents/guardians are responsible for making sure that their
child's immunizations are complete and
MUST be on a green Tennessee Child
Health Record form for school attendance. Non-compliance with this
state law (TCA 49-6-5002) could result in suspension.
- DTP Booster: 4 or more doses
- Polio Booster: 4 doses
- MMR Vaccine: 2 doses
- Hepatitis B Vaccine: 3 doses
Any injury occurring at school must be reported to the school
nurse. Insurance supplied by the school only pays when the
parent/guardian insurance has completed their obligation. The
information and paperwork needed for the insurance are to be picked
up from the nurse.