Nurse

v  Leah McCune, Nurse 

  • IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER FROM THE SCHOOL CLINIC….

  • WHEN YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICINE

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  • PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES     

  • 1.    No medicine can be given at school until one of our forms are filled out and signed by the prescribing doctor. (the nurse can fax this form to the doctors office if need be). ***Note you will have to bring the medicine to school please do not send any medicine in the child’s backpack.

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  • 2.    If the medicine needs to be given four times a day- the nurse can give the AFTERNOON DOSE. ***The medicine needs to be in the original bottle, the pharmacy will divide it up and give two bottles if necessary. ***

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  • 3.    If the medicine is prescribed three times a day- it can be GIVEN AT HOME in the morning, after school and before bed-time. if prescribed twice a day- it should be given in the morning before school and at night before bed.

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  • ****Remember always give medicine the amount of days it is prescribed ****

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  • NON-PRESCRIPTIVE MEDICINE 

  • 1.       The parent must fill out a form from the clinic first.

  • 2.       Again the medicine needs to be in the original container when brought to school.   

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  • FEVER: TEMPERATURE OVER 100     *** IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE A THERMOMETER AT HOME*** 

  • 1.       It is better if you do not send the child to school if they have had a fever or had to be treated for a fever in the last 24hrs. (EVEN IF THEY WANT TO COME TO SCHOOL). ** It is better if they rest at home the following day.**

  • 2.       *** If sent home with a fever over 100. - It would be best to keep the child home from school the next day. (The nurse will discuss this with you when you come to pick the child up from the clinic.)

  • **NO CHILD SHOULD COME TO SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE BEEN VOMITING OR HAVING DIARRHEA. *** ALLOW TO REST AT HOME FOR AT LEASE A DAY.

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  • HANDWASHING

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  • We have been working on good hand washing at school. Please encourage your child to wash their hands before they eat and after going to the bathroom.

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  • They should wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water-rubbing their hands together the whole time. Rinse well, and dry. 

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  • ~ This will help them stay well during the flu season.~ 

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  • With your help we can make this a healthy school year***

  • Thanks for your help