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School Nurse-Medical Info

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SCHOOL NURSE

A registered nurse is stationed on campus to assist when a student:

  • Becomes ill or injured at school.
  • Must take medication at school.
  • Has a medical problem that pertains to school hours.

        Parent/guardians 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 problems.

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 office telephone.
  • 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.

MEDICATION POLICY

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 school.

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.

IMMUNIZATIONS

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

SCHOOL INSURANCE

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.

 

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