MCADAMS GATOR CLINIC PROCEDURES

STUDENTS WILL BE SENT HOME IF THEY:  

  • Have a fever of 100.6 or greater
  • Are vomiting with continued symptoms (still vomiting)
  • Have frequent episodes of diarrhea
  • Have an undiagnosed rash (not in just one little spot)
  • Are experiencing uncontrolled asthma or SEVERE cough
  • Have pediculosis (Lice)
  • Are suspected to have conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Have any communicable disease (flu, meningitis, etc.) 
  • Are obviously ill

Unless there is an emergency, only students with written passes from their teachers will be allowed into the clinic. 

Many students do not feel well,  but may not be sick enough to go home. Parents cannot be called on all students, but a parent will be contacted if the nurse has a concern or feels a conference about the student's condition is necessary. 

KEEPING YOUR CHILD'S CONTACT AND EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION UP TO DATE IS VERY IMPORTANT.  THE NURSE WILL USE THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE IN YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL RECORD IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

 


Please be sure to notify the school nurse of any change in your child's health during the year.
For example: 
  •     allergies 
  •     medication taken daily at home 
  •     health problems 
  •     food allergies
The nurse should be aware of any changes in your child's health for his/her safety and well-being.



CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES and CHILDREN AT RISK


SIGN OUT YOUR STUDENT


If you are picking your child up because they are sick, they  MUST first be checked out of the front office. Your driver's license will be required at the time of pick up. These measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of your children.


PARENT REQUEST FOR ADMINISTERING MEDICATION

If you would like for the school nurse to administer prescribed or over the counter medications to your child at school, you may access "PARENT REQUEST FOR ADMINISTERING MEDICATION" at:


http://www.dickinsonisd.org/default.aspx?hs.parentReqMeds


Return it to the school nurse. Please pay close attention to the acknowledgements and consents listed on the form prior to returning the form to your child's school. Administration rules will be strictly adhered to.

RULES FOR ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

1.  All prescription drugs and sample drugs dispensed through a physician's office must be in their original pharmarcy container or packaging and labeled by the pharmacist or physician.  The label must include:
                The student's name
                The physician's name
                The name and strength of the drug
                Amount of the drug to be given
                Frequency of administration
                Date prescription was filled and expires

2.  All non-prescription drugs must be in their original container.  The written request for administration of these over-the-counter drugs, made by parent, guardian, or physician, must contain the following information:
                Full name of student
                Name of drug
                Dosage must comply with manufacturers recommendations
                Scheduled hours when drug is to be given
                Reason drug is to be given
                Date
                Appropriate signatures

3.  All prescription and non-prescription drugs to be administered or kept at school for longer than 15 days must be accompanied by a written request signed and dated by the prescribing physician and the parent or guardian requesting this service. 

4.  All prescription and non-prescription drugs to be administered at school for 15 days or less must be accompanied by a written request, signed and dated by a parent or legal guardian.

5.  Medications prescribed or requested to be given three (3) times a day or less are not to be given at school unless a specific time during school hours is prescribed by  a physician or the school nurse determines that a special need exists for an individual student. 

6.  There will be no more than one medication per properly labeled container. 

7.  All medications will be stored in a locked cabinet and dispensed in the school clinic.  Exceptions must be approved by appropriate school authorities in advance.

8.  All medication must be delivered to school by the parent or guardian of the student.   

9.  Students may not be in possession of prescription or non-prescription medications during school hours or at school-sponsored or school-related activities, on or off campus.  See exceptions per FFAC (Regulation)

10.  Natural and or homeopathic-like products not FDA approved will not be dispensed by school dstrict personnel without a physician's order. 

11.  No Narcotics will be dispensed at school.

12.  In accordance with the Texas Nurse Practice Act, Rule 217.11, the school nurse has the responsibility and authority to clarify any medication order with appropriate licensed practitioner and or refuse to administer medication that, in the nurse's judgment, is not in the best interest of the student. 
The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives.

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