School Nurse: Jamie
M. Whitcomb RN
mail to: email@example.com
mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT SIGNS OF ILLNESS
- Temperature 100 degrees or more
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Pale or Flushed Face
- Persistent Cough
- Thick yellowish discharge from nose
- Sore Throat
- Rash or Infection of the Skin
- Red or Pink Eyes
- Loss of Energy or Decrease in Activity
When your child is sick, keep
him/her home from school. This not only benefits your child but other children at school. If any of these symptoms persist
for more than 24 hours, you should contact your private source of medical care.
There may be times that your child does not show signs of the above symptoms
but may be ill. It is up to you to be alert to your child’s health and decide
when it is best to send him/her to school.
WHEN MAY MY CHILD
RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER AN ILLNESS?
The Center for
Disease Control recommends that individuals stay home “until at least 24 hours
after they no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit) or signs of a fever
(chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance or sweating) without the use of fever
To prevent the spread of illness, we suggest that students
be free from diarrhea, vomiting and for throat/ lung infections it is best to
take antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school. Please call the Health
Room if your child has any activity restrictions such as a new injury,
concussion and or asthma. Please call the school nurse if you have any
questions regarding a specific condition.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF
MY CHILD BECOMES ILL AT SCHOOL?
If your child complains of being sick or does not look well,
we will contact you. Therefore, it is important that you provide the school
with UP-TO-DATE information and phone numbers to call in case it is necessary
to contact you.
HANDWASHING is the best way to help prevent the spread of
germs. Please reinforce the importance of handwashing during the school day.
A NOTE ON MEDICATION
We recommend children receive medication at home whenever
possible. In the event that your child needs to receive medication during the
school day, please note the following key points:
- ALL medications,
including Over the Counter Meds require a physician’s written authorization
(Authorization to Administer Medication, form 525-13) This form may be
downloaded from the MCPS website or picked up from the Health Room. Parents
need to sign off on all forms.
medications must be in a container with a pharmacist’s label attached, the
name of the child and dosage printed on the label.
For the safety of your student, as well as other students at
school, all medications must be delivered by a parent, guardian or designated
adult. Please Do Not send medication with
*****Under no circumstances will the school administer
medications or allow children to take medication without a required MCPS medication
form completed by a physician and parent and approved by the nurse.
As always, please feel free to contact the health room with
any questions or concerns by phone 240-740-1831.
MCPS HEALTH FORMS
Authorization to Provide Medically Prescribed Treatment (MCPS 525-12)
Administer Prescribed Medication (MCPS Form 525-13)
Anaphylaxis Form (MCPS 525-14)