• Sharon King: kingsc@staffordschools.net

     

    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.

    "You cannot educate a child who is not healthy, and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated" --Dr Jocelyn Elders

    FAMIS

     

    For parents who qualify, Virginia offers an insurance program called FAMIS.  If you are interested, you may pick up an application here at school, call toll free 1-866-87FAMIS (1-866-873-2647), or apply on-line at www.FAMIS.org.

    Supplies used in the clinic:

     

    Bactine   

    First Aid Cream   

    Antibiotic Ointment   

    Caladryl   

    Throat Spray   

    Isotonic Eye Wash

    Vinyl gloves   

    Vaseline   

    Hand Lotion   

           

    Should you know of a reason why these items should not be used on your son/daughter, please contact me.

    Cough drops will not be provided by the clinic—students are permitted to bring their own and they should only bring enough for their personal use & not give any to other students.  

    Some of the policies for the Health Clinic outlined by the Stafford County School Board concerning treatments or medications to be received by students on a regular basis during school hours are as follows:

    Important Change to Medication Administration Policy:

    SHORT TERM MEDICATION CHANGE

    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 require Medication Permission Form completed by Health Care Provider and parent.

    1. If your student requires any treatment or medication during school hours, it is required that a Doctor’s order and your signature granting me 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.

    3. This includes any over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Ibuprofen, any prescription medication, and ASTHMA INHALERS and Epi-Pens.

    4. 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.

    5. ALL MEDICATIONS should be delivered to the clinic by the parent or guardian. Please contact the school nurse if there are problems with this.

    6. MEDICATION will not be sent home from school with a student (exception is inhalers if student has permission to carry in school).

    The forms necessary for Treatments and/or Medications during school hours are available on the Stafford County Public Schools Distric web site and in the clinic.

    During the school year I am state mandated to screen 10th grade students for vision and hearing problems.   

    Screenings for 10th graders will be scheduled during September and October. Students that wear glasses or contacts should have them for the screening.

    Please see the link below for the SCPS Health Services Forms to access web site for the medication forms/information you may need.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or my assistant Mrs. Smietanski in the clinic at 371-7200 x1216.

    Helpful Links

    Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

    Centers for Disease Control

    National Institute of Health