Important Information From the Nurses Office:
• All schools now have a nebulizer in the nurse’s office!!! If your child requires nebulizer treatments, please provide the nurse with: MD order, medication and the tubing with a mouthpiece.
• Kids with asthma may carry their rescue inhaler with them if the nurse has a MD note on file indicating that
This is okay. We strongly recommend that a back up inhaler be housed at the nurse’s office. Please tell your child to notify the nurse early if they are using the rescue inhaler more than once in the day so that she can monitor his/her lungs and avert a crisis.
• Medications administered at school must be carried into the nurse’s office by an adult. The medication must be presented with a MD script indicating school hour’s administration, a written parental request for school administration and be in the original container; same rules apply for over-the-counter medication.
• State laws prohibit us from giving any medication without a MD order. School nurses do not have supplies of Tylenol, Motrin, Midol… in their offices.
• If your child has a medical condition (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, allergy…), ask the nurse to complete one of our newly developed individual Care Plans with you. These new forms allow you to acknowledge your child’s unique needs. They will be kept in a secure area in the nurse’s office for reference.
• Kindergarteners without proof of starting their immunizations may NOT start school. Telling the nurse the date and place of shots does not help. New York State requires actual proof (signed documents) of beginning the mandatory immunizations.
• The school nurse will contact kids delayed in their immunization schedules. Once again there are clear standards that require evidence of continuing immunizations as mandated.