Information About the Clinic
What Services Does the School Nurse Provide?
- Health Services: Assesses health and development, provides nursing interventions and evaluates student’s responses to care.
- Health Education: Provides health education to students, staff and parents.
- Healthy Environment: Identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment.
- Nutritional Services: Supports healthy food services programs.
- Physical Education/Activity: Promotes health and physical education which promotes healthy behaviors.
Supplies Used in the Clinic
- First Aid Cream
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Throat Spray
- Isotonic Eye Wash
- Vinyl gloves
- Hand Lotion
Should you know of a reason why these items should not be used on your son/daughter, please contact the school nurse.
Medication Administration Policy
1. If your student requires any treatment or medication during school hours, it is required that a Doctor’s order and your signature granting permission to dispense the medication or treatment be on file in the clinic.
*We may no longer give short term medications with parent permission and RX number, we must have HCP permission as well. Beginning January 1, 2014 all medications given in SCPS schools will required Medication Permission completed by HCP and parent.
2. A new request for Treatment or Medication (doctor’s order) must be submitted each school year. This includes any over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Ibuprofen, any prescription medication, and ASTHMA INHALERS and Epi-Pens.
3. All medications must be in the original container whether it is an over-the-counter product or prescription medication. The pharmacy will provide a 2nd labeled prescription bottle for the school if you ask for it when filling your prescription.
4. ALL MEDICATIONS should be delivered to the clinic by the parent or guardian. Please contact the school nurse if there are problems with this.
5. MEDICATION will not be sent home from school with a student (exception is inhalers if student has permission to carry in school).