Welcome to the School Nurse Page! Please be patient as we continue to edit this page. 

 

** All rising 7th graders are REQUIRED by the State of Tennessee to receive the TDAP Vaccine and Varicella unless you have documented past history of chicken pox; BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (this information was sent home by your school nurse at the end of the school year).


Any medications that need to be given at school need to have the appropriate forms completed by the prescribing physician and signed by the parent. Medications need to be brought in by parent/guardian or other adult along with completed forms. (see additional information below)

Nursing Clinic Services

The following over the counter products have been approved for use by the supervising physician as first aid and illness treatments:

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Alcohol

  • Chloroseptic spray

  • First aid cream

  • Hand lotion

  • Camphorated Phenol Gel

  • Isotonic eye wash

  • Saline contact solution

  • Visine and allergy eye drops

  • Vaseline

  • Peppermints

  • Tums

  • 1% Hydrocortisone Cream

  • Burn Gel

  • Calamine/Calagel

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Sore throat drops

  • Cough drops

  • Sting relief spray

  • Oragel

  • Aloe Vera Gel

  • Anti-fungal cream

  • A&D Ointment

** Generic forms of the above may be used.

School nurses will do an assessment on students who visit the clinic, administer first aid as needed, and assist students in returning to class, ready to learn. School nurses and building designees have protocols from a local physician to utilize during the school day. Some emergency situations may involve 911 and transport to an Emergency Room.

MEDICATION/TREATMENT ADMINISTRATION

  In compliance with School Policy, we do not administer or supervise prescription or over the counter medications nor medical treatments without a physician’s order and written parent/guardian permission. The first dose or administration of nay medication or treatment should be done at home. A new permission form must be completed annually and on file at the school clinic for any medication/treatment administered at school or during school activities. Most frequently used health care plans and medication/treatment forms are on the Health Services Forms Link at the top of this page. 

  ALL medications must be presented in their original pharmacy container with the student’s name;  name of medication; name of prescribing physician; and dosage with beginning and ending date. This medication must be accompanied by physician’s medication order and parental permission form.

  ALL medications/supplies must be picked up by the last day of school or they will be discarded by school personnel.

 

MEDICAL EXCLUSIONS FROM SCHOOL/REASONS TO STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL

  • Fever over 100 orally within 24hr without fever reducing medications

  • Active vomiting within 24 hr

  • Diarrhea within24 hr

  • Swollen or painful joints from injury

  • Severe earache

  • Injury or illness requiring further immediate treatment. Antibiotic treatments of less than 24 hours and possibility that student may be contagious to others.

  • Suspected contagious diseases (until on treatment for 24-48hrs)

    • Chicken pox

    • Flu or viral symptoms

    • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) with drainage

    • Pediculosis (head lice)

    • Scabies

    • Undiagnosed rashes

    • Untreated and uncovered ringworm

 

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL NURSE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS……….




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Sonya Miller,
Sep 21, 2015, 9:09 AM