Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Pamela Northrup, RN
Welcome to the Bulldog Clinic!
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 a parent/guardian or other adult along with completed forms. (see additional information below)
HEALTH CENTER SERVICES
The following products have been approved for use by the School Health Advisory Committee and the Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Council as first aid and illness treatments:
- antibiotic ointment
- calamine lotion
- chloraseptic spray
- first aid cream
- hand lotion
- isotonic eyewash
- saline contact solution
- Generic forms of the above may be substituted.
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 and the Rappahannock Area School Health TEAM for emergency medications for asthma episodes and severe allergic reactions which occur during the school day at the school site. These emergency situations would involve 911 transport to an ER.
In compliance with SCPS policy, we do not administer or supervise prescription or over the counter medications or medical treatments without a physician's order and written parent /guardian permission. The first dose or administration of any 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 the medication /treatment forms are on the Health Services Forms Link at the top of this page.
Individual arrangements need to be made for transporting medication to and from the school. It is preferred that students do not transport medication to or from school. 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 for administration.
Medications/treatments for after school activities (such as sports) and field trips must also follow the above guidelines. We are willing to accommodate your student's health needs but would need prior notice for activities after school and field trips. Please contact the school nurse at your student's school to arrange for these needs in advance.
All medications/supplies must be picked up by parents by the last day of school or they will be discarded by school personnel.