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Annette Cisek- School Nurse

acisek@hanover.k12.va.us

What Does The School Nurse Do?

1.      Provides basic first aid and emergency care.

2.      Administers medication.

3.      Maintains clinic records.

4.      Performs vision, hearing, height, and weight screenings.

5.      Communicates students’ health needs with staff.

 

What can be done to maintain optimal health and academic success?

1.      Make sure your child eats a good breakfast.

2.      Communicate with the school nurse about your child’s health issues.

3.      Remember to complete and return a health form each school year.

4.      Keep ill children at home.  This prevents the spread of illness at school.

5.      Notify the school when phone numbers change so we can locate you in an emergency.

6.      Help your child understand the difference between discomfort and true illness.

7.   If you send your child to school, he or she will be encouraged to finish the day unless the school nurse feels he or she is too ill to stay.

 

Some conditions require school exclusion until treatment is received:

Head lice: Tiny bugs which infest the scalp and lay eggs (nits) on the hair shaft.  Characterized by itching of the scalp, especially in the nape of the neck and behind the ears.

Ringworm: A fungal infection of the skin or scalp characterized by ring shaped patches, with a slightly raised border and a flat center. 

Conjunctivitis: An eye infection characterized by a red itchy eye

 

When should a student be excluded from school?

1.       If the student has a fever of 100 degrees or greater.

2.       If the student is vomiting.

3.       If the student is having diarrhea.

4.       If the student has a contagious rash.

5.       If the asthmatic student is having breathing difficulty not relieved by his/her asthma medication.

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 If requested to pick up your child because of illness or injury, please be prompt.

¨        It is recommended a child be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school nurse at 883-6089 or 749-4222.

 

      Medication Policy:     

Prescription medications require written permission from both the parent and physician before they can be given.

All medication is to be in the original bottle and properly labeled.  Label should match physician’s prescription.

Over the counter medications require written permission from the parent before they can be given.  If the medication is to be given for more than 10 consecutive days, written permission from the physician is also required. Medication Permission Form

With over the counter medication, the student will be given the recommended dosage unless the physician prescribes otherwise.

Medication should not be transported to school by the student.

   Over the counter medications are to be in the original unopened bottle.

Herbal medications require written permission from both the parent and the physician before they can be given.  The physician must also provide a list of side effects for the medication.

 

Student Requirements:

Virginia Dept of Health Immunization Requirements

Required Screenings

 

Health and Medical Forms:

Release of Medical Information

Medical Permission to Examine

Physician Order

Head Lice

Administration of Medication

Certificate of Religious Exemption

Meningitis Fact Sheet

Asthma Action Plan

Seizure Action Plan

Link to Diabetes Forms

 

For more information, please see the Hanover County Public Schools' Health Services Page  or the Virginia Department of Education School Health page.

 

 

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