Erica Olson, RN, BSN
NEWS FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE
There is a GI VIRUS going around the Placentino School. PLEASE keep your child HOME until he/she is symptom free and well hydrated for AT LEAST 24 HOURS. Please review the school exclusion guidelines tab to the left if you have further questions.
As always, please review Placentino's Guidelines for a Nut Free classroom prior to sending in any shared snacks!
"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, School Nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning." ~National Association of School Nurses
- A signed consent by the parent or guardian.
- A signed medication order from your child’s physician or nurse practitioner
Special medication situations:
- For short-term prescription medications, those requiring administration for ten (10) days or less, the pharmacy labeled container may be used in lieu of a licensed prescriber’s order.
- Nonprescription medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, require written parental consent only.
- Over the counter medications, such as cough medicine and antihistamines, require a signed medication order from your child’s licensed prescriber.
Medicines should be delivered to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer labeled container by you or a responsible adult whom you designate. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home. No more than a 30 day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school.
When your child needs a medicine during the school day, please act quickly and follow these policies so that we may begin to give the medicine as soon as possible.
Thank you for your cooperation.