|Clinic Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily|
Any parent whose child has a medical condition which may effect them while at school needs to relay this information directly to Nurse Fuchs. Due to the new "HIPAA" privacy standards, forms need to be signed by the parent to release health information on a "need to know" basis to the student's teacher(s). If you would like to set up a meeting with teachers to discuss this information, please call 689-6200 and leave a message.
Dispensation of Medication
According to Texas State law and Midland Independent School District policy, all medications that are to be administered at school must comply with the following guidelines:
- All medication given must be in the original container. This includes both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The medication has to be FDA approved with dosage information clearly marked on the container.
- All medication must be accompanied by a dated permission slip signed by the parent/legal guardian. Please include instructions for over-the-counter medication. Prescription drugs will be given as indicated on the label..
- The over-the-counter medication may not be given more than three consecutive school days without physician's orders to do so.
- Medications purchased in a foreign country (for example, Mexico) cannot be given.
- No medication is supplied by the schools.
Please help us to assure the health and safety of your child by following the above guidelines.
Guidelines for Clinic Visits
|Reasonable expectations for self-care in classroom or restroom: |
Each grade level area should have a supply of Vaseline, Band-Aids, and soap in plastic container. Each teacher should have a pair of disposable gloves in his/her desk. The following suggestions will be taught by the nurse to Kindergarten through Third Grade classes. Older students should be capable of the self care listed below.
- Chapped lips: Cover with thin layer of Vaseline.
- Minor abrasions (scrapes): Wash with soap and water; apply Band-Aid on clean, dry wound.
- Mosquito/insect bites with localized itching only: Apply cool towel.
- First indications of stomachache, headache, nausea, dizziness or "not feeling well": Put head on desk to rest, go to bathroom, get a drink, set trash can beside desk, see if lunch helps, wait a little while to see if it will go away..
- Contact lenses: Student should provide own solution for cleaning and reinserting lenses.
- Loose teeth or bitten lip with little or no bleeding: Rinse mouth and face at rest room sink. Get a drink at water fountain. Return to class.
- Itchy eyes: Wash face/eyes with cool water.
- Pierced ears: Clean with cool water.
|A student should stay in class:
- For at least the first hour/class period when parent sent him/her to school to "try it". The school nurse will keep teachers informed of exceptions such as students with a chronic illness.
- When someone else thinks he/she "looks" sick or "looks" feverish, but student feels fine.
- When old, healed abrasion (scab) is merely sore or itches.
- When there is soreness from an old injury. If no bump, bruise, swelling, redness or if more than 24 hours after injury--no ice should be given--it won't help!
- When bandage was applied at home. Clinic personnel have been instructed not to reapply elastic or sterile dressings.
- When student regularly find excuses to leave class and rarely has to go or stay home because of illness.
- When student frequently asks to go to clinic at same time of day.
- When loose tooth is merely annoying to a student and/or teacher.
|When sending a student to the clinic the teacher should:
- Send a pass which indicates the problem or complaint. Except for extreme emergencies, students will not be seen without a pass.
- Send only one student per pass.
|Valid reasons for leaving class and going to the clinic:
- Significant vomiting (not just spitting up or phlegm)
- Serious bleeding.
- Animal bite.
- Headache, stomachache, "not feeling well" persists beyond 45 to 60 minutes or is extremely sudden and severe.
- Loss of consciousness..
- Seizures (after consciousness returns).
- Obviously ill in appearance or behavior compared to other days..
- Symptoms of infection (redness, heat, pain, swelling, pus) in any area (e.g. eyes, skin, tooth/jaw, earlobes, fingernails).
- Earache (NEVER put cotton, tissue or anything into an ear!).
- Undiagnosed rash.
- Exhibits symptoms of a known chronic illness such as asthma, diabetes, migraines, ulcers, severe allergic reactions. Nurses will share information with teachers as needed to be prepared for these students.
- Sore throat (possible streptococcal infection).
- Injury to head, eyes, face, ears.
- Bone/joint injury (fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains) Make sure student does not move, bend, or bear weight on the affected bone/joint.
- Severe allergic reactions to insects/medications/foods such as generalized hives, itching, or swelling of the mouth/throat, construction of chest, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or wheezing.
- Suspected head lice (extreme scratching of head).
- Nose bleed: Use a tissue and pinch own nose closed, breathe through mouth and walk quietly to the clinic.
- Splinters: clinic personnel will not remove embedded splinters, but will clean, cover and send instructions to parents.
|FOR SERIOUS FALLS OR ACCIDENTS WHERE HEAD, NECK, SPINAL OR UPPER LEG INJURY IS SUSPECTED, DO NOT MOVE STUDENT. SEND FOR NURSE. SHE WILL ASSESS THE STUDENT TO DETERMINE IF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (911) SHOULD BE CALLED.|
** DO NOT MOVE STUDENT **