General Health Information
It is important for parents or guardians to inform the school nurse of special health conditions which may be a concern or necessitate emergency care at school. Examples of special health conditions are: allergies, asthma, diabetes, and seizure disorders. Current signed health care provider orders and a signed release of information will be required each school year to assure quality health care for students needing skilled nursing services at school. School nurses will share information that constitute an emergency at school or impact a child’s education with other Webb City R-7 School staff member on a need to know basis. PARENTS MUST LEAVE A PHONE NUMBER AND/OR EMERGENCY CONTACT WITH THE SCHOOL IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.
To prevent the potential for an illness or communicable disease, students exhibiting symptoms of impending illness will be sent home from school. Factors considered before sending students home are:
- The effect of illness on student’s ability to be productive at school.
- Temperature of 100.4 degrees F or above
- Head lice
- Pink Eye
- An unidentified rash
- Uncontained body fluids (urine, stool, or draining wounds)
In an effort to prevent the spread of disease and ensure good health and safety for the students of our school, we have established the following guidelines and request students do not come to school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
- An unindentifiable rash is present that has not been evaluated by a doctor.
- There are open sores (ringworm, impetigo, etc.) which have not been treated.
- One or both are eyes are red, itching, and/or have crust on eyelids as these are signs of conjunctivitis (pink eye) and should be evaluated by a physician.
- In above cases, student may return to school after being treated for 24 hours, with a doctor note stating the child is not contagious or when symptoms are gone.
- A temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above is present. Student should be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Child is vomiting or has infectious diarrhea.
- There are signs of head lice.
In an effort to help ensure good health and safety for the students of our schools, we have established the following guidelines:
- Medications labeled three times a day should be given at home: breakfast, after school and at bedtime.
- All prescription medications must be delivered to the school nurse in the original container with a prescription label with the doctor’s instructions or in the manufacturer’s original packaging for over the counter medications.
- Medications must be accompanied by a signed consent form from the parent for staff to administer. All instructions (dose, time, frequency) must match the prescription/medication label.
- Parent/Guardian should bring the medication to school. If not possible, we request a phone call to the school nurse to alert us your child is bringing medication. Your child may only transport a one-week supply of medication. A parent/guardian may bring medicine up to a 30-day supply.
- All medication must be locked up in the nurse’s office at all times. Students will need to come to health office for administration.
- Grades 7-12: A Self-Administration of Medication (SAM) form must be completed and on file in the nurse’s office in order to carry an inhaler or Epi-Pen with you. SAM form must be signed by the physician or person licensed to prescribe medication, parent, and student.
- Can my child carry an inhaler or Epi-Pen for emergencies? Yes, if the physician or person licensed to prescribe medication recommends that a student with a potentially life-threatening condition should assume responsibility for his/her own medication. The nurse must have a SAM form on file in the office.
- Health room staff will dispose of all medication (prescription/non-prescription) that has not been picked up by the end of the school year or end of summer school.
*Medications that fail to meet these criteria will not be given.