ASFA Nurse's Corner

  • A nurse is available during school hours. If a student should become ill or injured, the nurse will decide if the student should return to class, rest in the health room or whether the parent/guardian should be called.
    Students must be fever-free without fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours before returning to school. They must also be free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
    A parent/guardian should contact the nurse if a child has or develops any type of health problem. Students are to report accidents to the nurse or administrator's office.
    Medication Guidelines
    1) Prescription medicine will be given by school personnel when requested by a parent (Prescription Authorization Form). Medicine must be brought to school by a parent in the original container with the pharmaceutical label. Your pharmacist can give you an extra labeled bottle to use for medication at school if you request it. The bottle should include the following information: student's name, date prescribed, name of medication, time to be administered, and dosage. It is usually not necessary to give more than one dose per day during a seven-hour school day. Most medications, even if needed 3 times a day, can be given at home. Exceptions should be arranged with the school nurse. Parents must pick up unused medicine. It will be destroyed two days after the last day of school if no one picks it up.
    2) Students that require OTC (over the counter) medications, (Allergy, headache, cramps, etc.) can bring in a bottle labeled with the students name. The prescription med sheet can be used but will only require a parent signature to be administered to the student.
    3) Students with chronic or specific problems requiring medication for emergency situations (Diabetes, severe Asthma, severe allergic reactions) should have their own medication properly labeled as listed above. Specific written instructions must be provided as to when and under which circumstances medication is to be given. This information should be provided and signed by the student's doctor annually.
    Student Care Coordinator (Nurse)
    Jason Akins
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