About Nurse Skinner: 30 years nursing experience, including hospital experience as Med-Surg supervisor, Neuro Rehab supervisor, and PACU (Post Anesthesia Care/Recovery Room Nurse)
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The school maintains a clinic for students. When students become ill or injured during the day, they should report it immediately to the teacher and request a pass to the clinic. Clinic workers will contact parents as situations require. For this reason, it is imperative that parents complete a Clinic Card at the beginning of school that includes emergency phone numbers. Clinic workers supervise the administration of medications, take temperatures, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate.
Taking medications during school hours is discouraged. Parents are asked to arrange medication schedules so that it is not necessary for medication to be taken at school. However, if the treating physician recommends such administration of the medication, then the parent must complete the Administration of Medication Request Form and return it to the school. This form asks for a specific lenght of time the medication is to be taken and instructions including dosage and time of administration. Prescription medications must be in the original prescription container and must be housed in the clinic. If medications must be given over a long period of time, then the Administration Request Form must be updated yearly. Students may not have prescription medications in their possession or share these medications with others.
Administering over-the-counter medications at school is discouraged. If a student must have a medication in order to attend school, the parent/guardian must furnish a written request for the school to supervise administration of the medication. This request must include the student’s name, name of the medication, dose and time to be administered. Medication must be kept in the clinic in the original container. If the medication is to be administered for more than one day, a Medication Request Form must be completed. Students may not have over-the-counter medications in their possession and may not share medications of any kind with fellow students.