Health Room

Health Room Policy and Procedures

Open Monday through Friday 9:30 to 1:30

 

Medication Policy
All medication must be delivered to the school nurse or other designated school employee by the student’s parent, legal guardian or designated adult.  It is against School Policy for a student to carry ANY medication on their person without prior approval.  All medication must be maintained in the Health Room.  Violations of the medication policy are dealt with sternly.
Medication needed on field trips is also covered by this policy and must be administered by an
individual designated by the principal.  There are separate permission forms for medication on
field trips.

For your child’s safety please remember:
·         ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION must have written parental and physician
authorization before medication can be administered at school.
·         OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS must have written parental authorization
before medication can be administered at school.
·         ALL MEDICATION must be administered as labeled.  Medication must be brought to
school by a parent/legal guardian or designated person over 18 years of age and given directly to the school nurse or designated school personnel.
·         Parents are responsible for knowing the expiration date of any medication brought to
school and replacing medication before the expiration date.  The school nurse/ school designated person will not administer any medication past the expiration date.
 

ALL MEDICATION MUST BE IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER!
·         The school nurse/school designated person is legally required to administer only
medication with FDA approval.
·         If your child forgets to take a morning dose of medication, school nurses are not allowed
to give that dose at school.  Parents may come to the Health Room to give the missed dose.

·         Students with medication prescribed by a health care provider contained in the original
packaging and appropriately labeled may carry these medications, may self-monitor and may
self-administer these medications only if we have permission from the prescribing doctor and the parent/legal guardian.  If there is sufficient evidence that unsupervised self-monitoring or self-medicating would seriously jeopardize the safety of the student or others, (stimulants, pain relief medication, anti-depressants for example) the school may refuse to allow the student to carry his/her medication.  Medications that are approved for self-administering are asthma inhalers, insulin for diabetic students, and Epi-Pens for severe allergic reaction

Contacting Parents
If your child comes to the Health Room and needs to go home, we must contact a parent or legal guardian.  We cannot send a student home with anyone until a parent has been notified.  This is why it is so very important that we have current information about how to contact you at all times.  If your child has an emergency situation or needs immediate care that cannot be provided at school, those contacts you list on the Health Card will be called IF we cannot reach a parent first.  Please understand that this is for your child’s protection.

We MUST have an updated copy of this form on every student each year. INFORMATION FOR HEALTH ROOM

Other Forms:

Authorization for Prescription Medication at School Click Here

Authorization for Non-Prescription Medication at School:Click Here

 

Should I Keep My Sick Child Home from School?

Please contact the school nurse for any questions or concerns about these policies.

School Nurse:
Jennifer Woodruff, LPN
jwoodruff@greermiddlecollege.org
(864) 469-7571, ext. 1149